We all want the best for our children. Sometimes, we think they need more school work, homework, friends, sports, or better grades. However, many of these items can cause pressure on students and undermine their well being. As educators, we want the best for your children.
Consider placing emphasis on this list:
My child is valued as an individual
My child feels a sense of belonging
My child’s strengths matter more than his weaknesses
My child is intrinsically motivated
My child forms meaningful relationships
My child experiences personal growth
My child contributes to the community
My child loves learning
My child has ownership of her decisions and accepts the consequences
My child is allowed to fail and learn from his mistakes
If you would like to read more on this topic, take a look at this book below.
‘Wellbeing is a state of health, happiness and positive engagement that arises from membership of an equitable, inclusive and cohesive environment’ (“Contextual Wellbeing”, Helen Street 2016 )