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Strength Switch Family Facilitation – SCONE

October 28, 2019



WTAW  in conjunction with Professor Lea Waters are delighted to announce the commencement of the first session for the SSFF.  This is following on from the release of Lea’s latest book, The Strength Switch, officially launched in Scone in August.  Here is a synopsis of The Strength Switch – Strength -Based Parenting:
How The New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish
Unlock your children’s potential by helping them build their strengths.

This game-changing book shows us the extraordinary results of focusing on our children’s strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses. Most parents struggle with this shift because they suffer from a negativity bias, thanks to evolutionary development, giving them “strengths-blindness.” By showing us how to flick the Strength Switch Lea demonstrates how we can not only help our children build resilience, optimism, and achievement but we can also help inoculate them against today’s pandemic of depression and anxiety.

As a strengths-based scientist for more than 20 years, Waters has seen how this approach enhances self-esteem and energy in both children and teenagers. Yet more on the plus side: parents find it a particularly exciting and rewarding way to raise children. With many suggestions for specific ways to interact with your kids, Waters demonstrates how to discover strengths and talents in our children, how to use positive emotions as a resource, how to build strong brains and even how to deal with problem behaviours and talk about difficult situations and emotions. The Strength Switch will show parents how a small shift can yield enormous results.

WTAW are  excited to deliver this course to you via our two local facilitators, both teachers in the Upper Hunter,  Ms Eloise Hand and Ms Samantha Fragar.

The Scone Sessions will begin On-line week starting 28th October 2019.

The  face to face sessions will be held at St Marys Primary School Short Street Scone, beginning Week 3 Term 4 2019. There are still vacancies –

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL –  enquiries to Ms Eloise Hand, eloise.hand@mn.catholic.edu.au.  


October 28, 2019


St Marys Primary School Scone
12 Short St
SCONE, New South Wales 2337 Australia
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