Research shows that the specific language adults use can have a large impact on children’s ability to deal with a setback, which is particularly important when the issue of school work arises. The use of criticism, for example, is not really the great motivator it seems to be. Research shows that kids who endure large amounts of criticism are much more likely to be anxious and depressed and have lower self-efficacy beliefs (i.e., self-confidence in their abilities), which undermines their potential for success. Eventually, some children will not even try achieving their goals because the possibility of failure is unacceptable. On the other hand, ‘growth’ language and compassionate language can have the opposite outcomes, such as: increased confidence, better coping, and stronger bonds with parents and teachers.
This interactive workshop will cover some simple, yet highly effective, communication skills we can use to foster more positive attitudes towards schoolwork, reduce frustration, and increase motivation.
This workshop will cover tools to help:
This event is open to all parents and caregivers, waiting and prospective parents, adult adoptees, professionals and students.
Seating is limited, registration and payment are required in advance.
Please arrive to check-in at 6:45pm. Meeting is from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
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