Building children's Growth Mindset and Resilience

This session explores the difference between Fixed and Growth Mindset, and why developing children's Growth Mindset is so important.

"Growth mindset isn’t just for educational learning. It also has a profound effect on personal relationships, professional success and many other dimensions of life. The impact of growth mindset on creating mentally resilient children is why it is so important to teach them (and parents and teachers) growth mindset thinking as early as possible, and incorporate it in their approach to learning" (Dweck, 2015).

We look at strategies to support and children's Growth Mindset, and ways to encourage them to 'have a go' at challenging situations (rather than avoidance), and that, importantly, mistakes are learning and how we all grow.
We also look at helping children recognise and challenge their self-beliefs (e.g if I fail that test, it means I'm no good at maths, and I never will be), and rather, build a 'not quite yet' belief (still achievable).

Resources provided.

Kate Foster, the facilitator, has a Bachelor of Social Science (Children & Family Studies/Psychology), and is passionate about supporting children and families. She has worked as a Family Counsellor for the last 6 years, and has over 20 years experience working in early childhood organisations.

Kate is also an trained 1,2,3 Magic & Emotion Coaching facilitator.

For enquiries, please contact Kate -

This session can be also be used for Professional Development, Certificate of Attendance can be provided, please advise if required.

Venue - 184 Marine Tce (City Hive)

Date and time- 20th of August, 6pm -8pm

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Engaging Adolescents - Dongara 2019

Angie and Kate from Kids Hub are trained facilitator’s of Engaging Adolescents.

The course covers parenting skills for resolving teenage communication and behaviour problems - This is a 3 part course and requires attendance at all sessions, please consider this when reserving your place.

The course will run for 3 Mondays, starting the 2nd of September (then 9th & 16th), from 5:30pm - 7:30pm, and includes nibbles lots of laughter and a take home work book with your notes in it.

The cost of this course is FULLY FUNDED by Parenting Connection WA (normally $120 per family), and the venue kindly provided by Dongara District High School

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This introduction session explores

- what is Mindfulness (and what its not!)
- the evidence based research of the benefits of Mindfulness
- the brain science of Mindfulness (the amazing ways it can change the structure of the brain, at any age!)
- how this brain change can help us react less, yell less, and become calmer with our children and their behaviour
- how Mindfulness can be applied for positive outcomes for everyone - as a parent, as an Educator (teaching children as well as ourselves), in the workplace
- how Mindfulness strategies can assist children or young adults in managing anxiety, stress and emotional outbursts.

This will be facilitated by Kate Foster, a qualified Family Counsellor, who has completed Accredited training in the application of evidence based Mindfulness strategies. 
Kate also holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

This session will be held on Tuesday, 3rd of September at City Hive (184 Marine Terrace), from 6 - 7:30pm.

Please bring a pillow and blanket! Take home goodies provided :)

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