Every parent, teacher and professional involved with children knows the challenges involved in raising children to become responsible, well-adjusted and above all, happy adults.
In a world that worships perfection and celebrities, the minefield just got a lot harder to navigate. How do you convince your children that ‘average’ is worthy of recognition, and individuality worthy of celebration? How do you help them understand that happiness and contentment in life isn’t about perfection?
In Australia research identifies that young people are most concerned about coping with stress, school or study problems and body image, in that order. The same research also tells us that one is six young Australians is currently experiencing an anxiety condition and a quarter of young Australians say they are unhappy with their lives. (reference: https://www.youthbeyondblue.com/footer/stats-and-facts)
The Thankful School Program is created by expert Positive Psychologists and educators and is designed to remind students that success in life means something different for everyone. It inspires to celebrate individual strengths rather than focus on weaknesses or failings, celebrates diversity and individuality and encourages students to make every day and every experience count.