The ‘Peaceful Kids’ program is a Mindfulness and Positive Psychology based program to lessen anxiety and stress and increase resilience in children from Prep through to Year 12. This program helps children to build their emotional resilience so they are better equipped to deal with the day to day stresses that life brings. Peaceful Kids is now in over 600 schools and organisations across 6 states in Australia and soon to be in New York.
“The ‘Peaceful Kids’ program makes a great contribution to helping children to develop mindfulness skills early in life – skills that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives. It is practical, systematic and can help children to understand themselves better and to develop ways to not only just survive in the modern world, but to thrive in it.”
Dr. Craig Hassed
Author & Associate Professor General Practice, Monash University
‘Peaceful Parents’ is a Mindfulness and Positive Psychology based parenting program to increase resilience in both parents and their children. ‘Peaceful Parents’ is a strength-based parenting workshop that is engaging, practical and supportive for parents. Parents learn strategies to lessen stress, enjoy parenting more as well as learning practical strategies to build resilience in their children. ‘Peaceful Parents’ is run by trained Peaceful Parent Facilitators who have experience and training in the Peaceful Kids program.
“The strongest predictor of life success for children is being able to regulate emotions. This means when they are feeling anxious or avoidant that they can bring themselves back to being resilient. We can teach children these skills. Even better we can show them how to do it. This is where the ‘Peaceful Parents’ program is so powerful. By focusing on listening, communication and mindful parenting we can demonstrate these skills to our children day in day out.
We also know that our relationships thrive when we Connect, Protect and Respect one another (CPR). ‘Peaceful Parents’ builds this by helping parents to ‘Connect’ – To their strengths as parents, Identifying strengths of children and Developing cultures of unconditional positive regard, ‘Protect’ – Know how to handle strong emotions, How to listen well & calming mindfulness and emotional regulation and to ‘Respect’ – Using the 4 C’s – calm, curious, coach and communicate to develop ways to peacefully parent children.
Georgina and the team at Wellbeing for Kids should be congratulated for putting together such a useful resource for parents. Bravo!! “
Author, Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist
Hon. Fellow, Uni of Melbourne
Ambassador of Adolescent Success
Ambassador of ALDAF
Ambassador for Mind Matters