Webinar Recording: Switching on your child’s strengths

The results of focusing on our children’s strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses is extraordinary. As a strength-based scientist for more than 20 years, Professor Lea Waters has seen how this approach enhances self-esteem and energy in children and teenagers, and how parents find it exciting and rewarding. With many specific techniques for parents, Lea demonstrates how to discover your children’s strengths and talents, use positive emotions as a resource, build strong brains, deal with problem behaviour and talk about difficult situations and emotions.

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Professor Lea Waters (PhD) has been a psychology researcher at the University of Melbourne for 22 years. She has published over 100 scientific journal articles and book chapters. She is the best-selling author of The Strength Switch, which has been published in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada. She is the President of the International Positive Psychology Association, and the founding director of the Positive Psychology Centre at the University of Melbourne.

Lea contributes regularly to the media in Australia, USA, Canada, Asia and the UK on the topics of positive psychology, positive education and parenting. She was listed in the Financial Times and Westpac Bank 100 Women of Influence in 2015.