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The strengths of the children should be promoted: Waters
Happy people have these traits in common
5 reasons taking a holiday is good for your health
The top ways to make someone smile on International Day of Happiness
7 ways to make your life more joyful from a place where happiness finds you
How cultivating a positive mindset benefits your 'emotional fitness'
Positively proactive: Leading the way in wellbeing education
Studies show that kids need more downtime than you might think
Teenagers with mental illnesses could slip into relapse
Simply Expressing Gratitude Will Help You Build an Empire
Focusing on kindness, not consumption, this Christmas
Amid the Christmas crazy, how can parents teach kids what really matters this festive season? Lea shares her top five tips for teaching kids to focus on kindness, not consumption. Read it in The University of Melbourne's Pursuit Magazine.
From strength to strength
Kate Barber talks with Lea about the power of ‘strength-based parenting’ to provide our kids with two vital tools: optimism about the future and resilience when thrown a curve ball. Read the article in Family Times.
There's good news and there's bad news: why positivity on social media drives positive interaction
7 ways parents can teach girls to build each other up, instead of tearing each other down
Be a Strength-Based Parent
How do you deal with grief – fall apart under its weight, or stay strong?
Positive Parenting – is it possible?
Kids Are Hardwired to Be Negative... You Can Change That!
How to Be a Strength-Based Parent
Shipley School celebrates 125 years of changemakers
9 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Cope with Jealousy
Parents need a strength switch: to help them and their kids
Five Ways to Support Students Affected by Trauma
Why Focusing on What’s “Right” is Positive Psychology’s Best Parenting Strength
Visible Wellbeing: a critical resource for leadership and learning in schools
5 Ways to Play to Your Child's Strengths
Why Don't Australian School Kids Feel a Sense of Belonging?
Respectful and valued relationships with teachers and the wider community are key to helping more students feel greater connection to their school, leading to far-reaching positive effects. An article co-authored by Lea in Pursuit.
The week two wobbles: kids are feeling lonely at school, and it's getting worse
Why Gratitude Is the Best Gift We Can Give Our Children
The 411 on Strength-Based Parenting
Helping families thrive
Balancing the Curriculum: Teaching gratitude, hope and resilience
Dr. Lea Waters on strengths-based school culture
Build on your strengths and be happier at work
Where There's A Will launches national first, Visible Wellbeing training, at Muswellbrook
Parents urged to play to kids' strengths rather than try to fix their weaknesses
Thank You! The 'Parent' of All Virtues
How Goofing Off Helps Kids Learn
The Power of Positive Parenting
8 Simple Daily Practices to Become the Best Version of Yourself, Starting Today
Strength-based parenting: How seeing the best in your child brings out the best in everyone
Review: The Strength Switch
Why Parents Need to Dial Back the Criticism
PARENTS: 24/7 CEOs of Our Kids’ Lives
How to make your kids more resilient and build up their strengths
How to raise positive happy kids
Self-entitled, moi? Teens, narcissism and why 'special' and 'unique' are different things
Positive Education in Sweden
Positive Education in Sweden
Happy Schools Make Happy Children
Talking about strength-based parenting with Lea Waters
Defining positive psychology
Visible Wellbeing in Schools: The powerful role of instructional leadership
Does your company suffer from Gratitude Deficit Disorder?
Stop the late nights now for school routine: experts
Finding kids' strengths (and why being good at singing isn't the same as being a superstar)
Social media on trial
6 Ways to cultivate your child's inner strength
How to make sure your children become more successful than you
How strengths-based parenting helps young people thrive
Parenting Strong - using our strengths to parent better
Are parents positive psychology's missing piece?
Article in Live Happy magazine featuring Lea on the importance of parenting in positive psychology.
The 'secret' to improve student performance
Tasmania takes on Visible Wellbeing
R U Ok?
Students as young as five doing daily meditation as mindfulness movement sweeps Victorian schools
Quiet ‘mindful’ learning revolution sweeping Australian schools
Article published in Melbourne University's 3010 Magazine
Article published in 'The Pursuit' on Visible Wellbeing in Schools
Article published in 'The Pursuit' on strength-based parenting
Click here to read Lea's article on her latest research into strength-based parenting and get some practical tips
Interview with 'Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) Magazine' on the benefits of mindful parenting
Click here to read Lea's interview on how mindful parenting can mean less stressed children
Interview with 'Pursuit Magazine' on Why Giving to Others is good for your Soul
Interview with 'Pursuit Magazine' on reducing stress of back to school transition
Click here to read the article by Erin Dale where Lea is interviewed about the role of mindfulness in easing school transition
Interview with 'Child Circle Magazine' on Strength-based parenting
How facebook effects your mood
Click here to read The Daily Telegraph article where Kimberly Gillan interviews Lea about the effects of social media on our emotions
Smiles all round: why sharing happy news is good for you and everyone you know
Click here to read Lea's Article in The Conversation on why positive news spreads through social media more than negative news and how we make others happy with what we share
Imagine if we taught stillness in Schools
Strength-Based Parenting Style Helps Kids Become More Resilient
Professor Lea Waters, Positive Psychology Expert named among 100 Women of Influence
Relax and Your Kids Will Follow Your Laid-Back Lead
Strength based approaches to parenting in late adolescence
Strength-based parenting improves children’s resilience and stress levels
Why we should teach meditation in Schools
Lea's article in The Conversation on why we should teach meditation in schools went viral and was downloaded over 16,000 times in 6 weeks all over the world. Read her article clinking this link.
Beware of false happiness in the workplace
Companies like Google and Facebook have transformed the way we look at the modern workplace – but Neil McMahon, The Sydney Morning Herald, speaks to Lea and others to find that the key to tapping into the "happiness" revolution is about much more than bean-bags and a games room. Click Link to read
Getting the Happiness Formula right in class
Lea writes for The Conversation about the benefits of positive emotions to well-being and learning in school. Click here to read
Can we build better children?
In the past few years, there has been an exponential growth in social and emotional learning in Australian schools. Jill Stark from The Age interviews Lea on Emotional Intelligence skills in schools. Click here to read.
The time of their life?
Can positive psychology help students during their transition from high school to university? Professor Johanna Wyn and Professor Lea Waters are interviewed on the challenges and opportunities in Tertiary studies in The Voice Click here to read
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