There was a time when the hardest part of going to school for most kids was the academic work. Today, some of the toughest days for kids have little to do with their lessons and more to do with how well they are getting along with and feeling accepted by their peers.
So what is Social Intelligence (SI) and why does it matter?
In this presentation you will learn about factors that influence an individual's SI, as well as what you can do to support and nurture a child's development in this domain. We will also discuss some of the common challenges that occur within peer relationships, and look at some ways to help guide and support children through those stormy periods.
Laura Cowan is an educator and counselor who first moved to Asia in 1995. Her personal and professional experiences have given her excellent insight within the field of international counseling; specifically amongst Third Culture Kids and their families. Laura has developed programs and presentations aimed at providing support for the common, and often unique mental health concerns that are prominent within the expatriate community. She currently works as a Middle School Counselor at HKIS, having also worked at Shanghai American School, Zurich International School and Hong Kong Academy.
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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