ANGELA DUCKWORTH, Phd
“This terrific book not only helps us understand ourselves and our children better but also makes that understanding actionable! ”
ADAM GRANT, Phd
“As parents, we often obsess about fixing our children’s weaknesses and neglect the importance of developing their strengths. This book is full of concrete ideas on how to change that.”
SCOTT BARRY KAUFMAN, Phd
“The Strength Switch gives parents hope that they can build their children’s creativity. By sharing parts of her own story of overcoming hardship, and presenting the latest science of positive psychology, Dr. Waters not only inspires parents to bring out the best in their children, but she inspires us all to be the best version of ourselves. A wise and warm book!”
ROBERT BISWAS-DIENER, Phd
“Lea Waters points to a needed shift in the way we are parenting our children and teenagers. The Strength Switch rejects the current fad that drowns children in self-esteem and replaces it with research-based practices to help parents identify and develop their children’s best qualities. Inspiring and timely."
RYAN M. NIEMIC, Psy.D
“This book will help you do something groundbreaking for your children – shift your view to see their best and help them develop their unique strengths. Follow the wisdom here and you will bring deep, lasting benefit to not only your child but yourself. Thanks to Dr. Lea Waters, strengths-based parenting has arrived!”
BARBARA L. FREDRICKSON, Phd
“Lea Waters’ expertise, hope, and heart shine through the pages of The Strength Switch. She deftly draws on the science of positive emotions to help readers appreciate the vital role positivity plays in moving through hard times. This book will be a game-changer for unlocking your child’s potential. “
ABOUT STRENGTH SWITCH
Unlock your children’s potential by helping them build their strengths.
Strength Switch is the game-changing book and online course based on the research of Professor Lea Waters, PhD. The book and program, suitable for parents, teachers, school counsellors, mental health practitioners working with young people and families, combines Lea's research on strength-based parenting and positive education together with three decades of research from strength-based science and positive psychology. Lea shows the benefits of building on children’s strengths rather correcting their weaknesses with many practical exercises, activities and tools. By showing you how to throw the “Strength Switch”, you can help your children build resilience, optimism and achievement. This approach enhances self-esteem and energy for both children and teenagers. The Strength Switch will show you that a small shift can yield enormous results.
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THE STRENGTH-BASED PARENTING ONLINE COURSE
What your family will learn and experience
- Help you find a new and positive way of seeing the qualities and talents in each other.
- Create an energizing and fun approach to parenting and family communication.
- Give you a lens to understand the perspectives and motivations of other family members.
- Provide ways to uncover new strengths in each family member that you may not have seen before.
- Foster a bonding family approach that builds warmth, trust and happiness.
This course, designed by Professor Lea Waters (Ph.D) and produced by Lela McGregor (MAPP) is made up of 5 sessions, done over 5 weeks. Each session is made up of a) an online Parent Lesson with Lea, b) Family Time and c) Keeping It Alive activities where you get to practise your new skills during the week. We also give you extended learning opportunities and share the underlying science behind the lessons, if you want to learn more. The course is broken into 5 key learning sessions as follows:
- SESSION #1: Understanding Strengths
- SESSION #2: Seeing Strengths
- SESSION #3: Using Strengths
- SESSION #4: Growing Strengths
- SESSION #5: Celebrating Strengths
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