Celebrating Your Child's Gifts and Encouraging Growth

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Celebrating Your Child's Gifts and Encouraging Growth

  1. 1. MY BACKGROUND Mother of 4 children • Educator for 23 years Masters of Education Love learning, love reading and love people
  2. 2. FIGURE OUT WHAT WORKS • Know Yourself • Know Your Children • Connect with Others
  3. 3. LOGICAL------------------------------EMOTIONAL Logical/rational/thinker: Feeler/emotional/sensitive: Strengths Strengths: Weaknesses Weaknesses Scenario: My child is upset because he/she was not invited to a birthday party
  4. 4. PERFECTIONIST -----------------------------------EASY GOING Perfectionist: Easy going/laid-back: Strengths Strengths Weaknesses Weaknesses Scenario: My child came home with a 80% on a test.
  5. 5. STRONG-WILLED------------------------------COMPLIANT Strong Willed: Compliant Strengths Strengths Weaknesses Weaknesses Scenario: My child has a friend who is always bossing him/her around.
  6. 6. FLEXIBLE------------------------------------------STRUCTURED Flexible/Creative: Structured/Organized Strengths Strengths Weaknesses Weaknesses Scenario: My child forgot to turn in his/her assignment.
  7. 7. EMPHASIZE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT • Identify your own emotions • Focus on what they can control • Focus on strengths more than weaknesses
  8. 8. You can’t always prepare the road for your child, but you can prepare your child for the road.

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