A question for all parent and grandparent Superheroes

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WHAT: Interactive workshop to learn how superpowers and mindfulness can be useful for parents

GOALS/OBJECTIVES: Build a habit of mindfulness. Formulate a plan to exercise your superpowers.

WHERE: Coopertown Elementary School library, 800 Coopertown Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

WHEN: Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00pm

Join our workshop on October 5th to learn some tools you can use to help the kids you are raising, teaching, and coaching to reach their full potential.Your kids are watching and learning from you. You play an enormous role as a role model, even more than what you say. They want to see if it’s safe to be curious, to take risks, and to flex their wings to show the world what they have to offer.

The ideas and innovation that can solve the world’s greatest, most intractable problems are growing inside our children’s hearts and minds. Your kids are the superheroes who can change the world.

What will it take for our kids to express these ideas and step up to the plate? How will they access their superpowers and become the superheroes that our world is going to need?

What they need is YOU. Their parents, their teachers, their coaches, every adult with whom they make contact. You may be a superhero and don’t even know it. You have the potential.

To join us for this fun, interactive workshop, thanks to Coopertown Elementary’s PTO, please send an email RSVP to Julie Bernard, PTO President, at pto4coop@gmail.com

References from the workshop:

Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman (2002)

Character Strengths and Virtues by Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman (2004)

Love 2.0: Creating Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection by Barbara Fredrickson (2013)

Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson (2009)

The Science of Character: A Cloud Film by Tiffany Shlain (2015) found here on YouTube

My Year of Saying Yes to Everything, TED talk by Shonda Rhimes (2016) found here at TED.com

To exercise Citizenship: Community youth development programs like YouthBuild provide youth with opportunities to exercise civic muscle.

Positive Coaching movement, an effort to change the culture of youth sports and coaching that emphasizes teamwork, cooperation, and fair play through the Positive Coaching Alliance.

Restorative Justice is a voluntary process where the community responds to negative events and restore the perpetrator back to the community, using methods like restorative circles and stressing the use of Fair Process, when those in authority make efforts do things WITH people rather than TO or FOR them.

Mindfulness resources: Headspace is the premier online and app-based program to learn about mindfulness and build a meditation practice.

Locally, The Penn Program for Mindfulness and Jefferson Hospital offer the standard 8-week foundations class that was originally developed at University of Massachusetts.

zivaMind is an online program that teaches a specific type of meditation practice connected to Ayurvedic Yoga.