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hong  
#1 Posted : Friday, September 21, 2012 5:26:49 PM(UTC)
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Kilvington Grammar School principal Jon Charlton wrote in the school's newsletter "In The Know" about the Positive Psychology movement. He summarised some useful tips from Martin Seligman, who is an American psychologist, educator, and author of self-help books, regarding ways parents can help their child: 1. Every night for a week, write down three things that went well that day and why. These can be relatively unimportant (had a cup of tea in the sun) or significant (my sister gave birth to a healthy baby). Teach your child to do this. 2. Work out your greatest strengths and use your highest strength each day (sit a signature strength test by visiting the website www.authentichappiness.org). 3. Help your child to find something that gives them “flow”, the sense of being so engaged that time flies. 4. Doing things for others gives a longer lasting sense of wellbeing than personal gratification and possessions. Demonstrate this to your children. 5. Give thanks. Make a gratitude visit and thank someone who has helped you. Depressed people look inwards. Teach your children to focus outwards. 6. Parents pass on their own explanatory style to their children. How do you respond to adversity? Do you catastrophise (imagine the worst) and ruminate (play the same negative tape over in your mind)? Practice arguing back forcefully to that negative tape. 7. Examine your own relationships. Seligman says it is whether couples can celebrate each others’ success, rather than how much they fight, that predicts divorce. 8. At work, Seligman’s research demonstrates that social intelligence matters more than IQ. Optimism and self-confidence are crucial. 9. Point out positive stories about life as an antidote to the negative information students are bombarded with. 10. Foster a sense of curiosity about life. This can be lost as we age.
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#2 Posted : Monday, April 1, 2013 12:12:34 PM(UTC)
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About children's education, you can also take a look at this website.

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