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Sassy Mama Expert Chat ‘Fostering Grit and Resilience in Children’ with counselling experts Dr. Ron Drisner and Kristy Finlay from CIS
One of the challenges children and adolescents face is managing an increasing amount of everyday stress. Learning how to view stressors in a positive and less threatening light can greatly enhance their ability to deal with challenges. As parents, our instinct is to protect our children from negative experiences – but is that really helping them? Should we instead be allowing them to take risks so that they can learn from their mistakes and develop grit in persevering through failure?
In this Sassy Mama Expert Chat with Canadian International School, you will learn:
What are ‘resilience’ and ‘grit’?
Mechanisms of stress
Strategies in promoting resilience and grit
Missed the ‘Fostering Grit and Resilience in Children’ live session? Watch it here!
Short on time? We hear you! Skip ahead to the following minutes to get the information most relevant to you:
What is resilience? –4:37
Grit – A New Concept – 6:47
Strategies for Promoting Resilience in Children – 11:55
Failure and Success Cycles – 17:29
Ways to Talk Yourself Up – 19:02
Challenge Negative ‘Self-Talk’ – 23:15
Encourage – 25:08
Q & A – 28:49
About The Speakers
Dr. Ron Drisner – Originally from Canada, Dr. Ron Drisner has a Masters in Counselling and Doctorate in Education, both from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Ron has been a registered social worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers for 22 years, and has worked as a school counsellor in international schools for the last 15. Over the last 4 years, Ron has applied his experience as social-emotional counsellor at Canadian International School in Singapore.
Kristy Finlay – Kristy Finlay hails from British Columbia and has a Masters in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada. A certified member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association since 2015, Kristy has worked as a school counsellor in South Korea and Qatar before dedicating the past five years of her career as social-emotional counsellor at Canadian International School in Singapore.