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The Power of Positive Parenting

"Being a parent is extremely rewarding and enjoyable, but it is not always easy."  Triple P Tip Sheet

Last week, parents from our community and other schools participated in a Triple P Parenting Seminar. This was the first of three sessions that will be hosted at Westminster.

The session focussed on strategies for positive parenting which involves emphasizing the positive and planning ahead to prevent problems. Ultimately, the message was clear that parents need to be aware that consistency of approach and positive modelling of behaviour as well as patience and perseverance is key.  For some there is no quick fix but desired behaviour can be learned given time and persistence. "To do this we need to help them develop the skills they need to reach their potential. These skills include being able to communicate their needs, get on well with others, try to do their best, manage their emotions, and feel good about themselves as they grow up."

This is consistent with our school goals for our students as well. Together we can work to help all children develop these skills.

We look forward to the next session on April 22 at 7:00 p.m.  Childcare will be provided if needed.  Hope to see you there. Save the date!

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