Navigating the emotions of the NAPLAN test: A Parent’s Guide

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As the NAPLAN test looms, a mix of emotions is common for both parents and children. Having faced my daughter’s test-related anxiety from an early age, our family adopted a mindset that viewed NAPLAN as an opportunity to build resilience. This is despite our personal views of NAPLAN and standardised testing. The fact is that…

Conversation Starters: Talking to Your Child About Their Strengths

Fiona loves conversation starters. She has used them throughout her professional and personal life in so many situations. Conversation starters are more than great icebreakers.  They turn an I don’t know into a question that starts a spark. They provide a framework for an answer.  What are conversation starters? Conversation starters are prompts or questions…

Lessons for life: Teaching kids strengths to be brave and resilient

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An important lesson for life is teaching children that they can draw on their strengths to overcome challenges.  Strengths are the unique qualities, skills, or attributes that individuals possess and excel in. They represent areas of natural talent, competence, or proficiency that contribute positively to a person’s abilities and potential for success. Identifying and understanding…

5 Self-Esteem Activities for Kids: Fostering Engagement in Learning

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In this blog we will share some of our favourite self-esteem activities for kids that we use in our kid’s art classes.  Let’s begin with the critical role of self-esteem as a linchpin for a child’s engagement in learning and we share ten art activities to enhance their sense of self-worth. As parents and educators,…

Fostering Resilience through Strength-Based Approach

In this blog, we’re excited to share five examples of how we wholeheartedly embrace a strength-based approach in all our programs at Strength Heroes. Plus, we’re providing you with practical ways to seamlessly integrate this approach into your parenting journey. In the realm of education, we often encounter two approaches—one that focuses on a child’s…

First Day Back to School: Parents Ultimate Guide for a Smooth Start

In preparation for a good first day back to school, we sought advice from local teachers  who regularly engage with us during incursions. We were blown away by their invaluable insights to help parents ready their kids for learning success. Ensuring children are ready to learn involves meeting their basic needs. Starting from the foundation,…

Unleashing Creativity: Why Strength Heroes Workshops Enhances Vacation Care

The holiday season is here and parents seek the delicate balance of keeping their children engaged and maintaining some semblance of sanity through vacation care programs. But have you explored the transformative power of art and play workshops? Let’s delve into how Strength Heroes Workshops not only supplement but also elevate the holiday experience for…

Positive Parenting Guide for 2024

As we step into the promising canvas of 2024, now is the perfect moment for parents to embrace positive parenting and set the stage for a year of growth and joy for their children. By focusing on reflection, identifying strengths, and fostering open communication, you can create an environment that propels your child towards success….

30 Calming Corner Ideas for Children: Creating a Peaceful Oasis

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Introducing a calm down kit in your home or calm corner classroom can be a wonderful way to help children manage their emotions and find tranquility in moments of stress or when they are overwhelmed. Whether it’s a challenging day at school, a moment of frustration, or just a need for some quiet time, having…