by Jeni Hooper
This book provides a practical model for helping children flourish and achieve their personal potential in every area of their lives.
What makes children happy, confident and successful? How can you help a child to flourish? Their environment is important, but the real difference is in your hands – every adult has the tools to help a child achieve psychological wellbeing.
This book provides a practical model for helping children flourish and achieve their personal potential in every area of their lives. Drawing on ideas from positive psychology and child development theory, the model explores the five key areas of wellbeing: personal strengths, emotional wellbeing, positive communication, learning strengths, and resilience. Practical activities are included for each area, and a questionnaire provides an assessment to enable you to keep track of progress.
Suitable for use with children aged 3–11, this step-by-step guide is an ideal resource for professionals working with children, including counsellors, social workers, teachers, and psychotherapists, as well as parents.
2012, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Preface. Part 1. Positive Psychology and the Flourishing Programme. Part 2. The 7 Factors for Flourishing. Factor 1. Unique and Personal: Meeting a child's individual needs. Factor 2. Personal Strengths: The inner compass that guides our choices. Factor 3. Emotional Wellbeing: Creating a positive balance. Factor 4. Positive Communication: Building trust and fulfilling relationships. Factor 5. Learning and Creativity: How using strengths develops good learning habits and gets results. Factor 6. Resilience: Avoiding road blocks and bouncing back from setbacks. Factor 7. Developing Independence: The journey through childhood. Index.