Yes. The program can be applied with groups, through schools or classes. We have developed specific Teacher Guides to assist teachers implement the program. As each group setting is unique, we prefer to tailor the approach with each school/teacher. To learn more, please contact us directly: Contact Us.
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Each value is taught over a month. By learning, living and applying a single value across a whole month, kids gain a deep understanding of the value. Through this lived experience the value becomes internalised. This empowers kids to confront their limiting beliefs; re-frame negative self-talk; build the confidence to take virtuous action; develop empathy into their communication and decision making; reflect on their decisions; and so much more.
Our passion is helping parents develop positive values with their kids and we welcome the opportunity to collaborate in that outcome. We provide multiple avenues for support, including our Facebook Page and support by direct email (address provided in our program Welcome email).
Absolutely. We do believe, however, that each child benefits from having their own posters, wristbands, and postcards, as these are strong anchors that reinforce the program and make conceptual ideas more tangible.
The content and activities in the Superpower Kids program are designed to span the five core competencies of the CASEL social and emotional learning (SEL) framework. These competencies include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
Many of the values themselves are founded on principals from Positive Psychology and applied through techniques and strategies from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which are scientifically robust approaches commonly used by helping professionals.
We don’t believe so. The program is based on best practice approaches used in modern psychology and the helping professions. These approaches have demonstrated high efficacy and little to no harm. As the parent, however, we suggest monitoring your child throughout the program, and if you believe they may be having an adverse experience, cease application of the program.
Do your utmost to maintain the weekly program schedule. This will mean you are discussing the value with your child most days. This signals to your child that the program is important and keeps the program top of mind, thereby improving comprehension and integration. The priorities however are the initial session and each of the weekly activities.
The most important thing is not to push your child. The program should be light and fun. Children will resist learning if they have negative experiences or feel stressed in the application of the program.
If your child is not assimilating at a pace you expected, remain patient and take your time with it. The program is not a race. Any value that you feel important for your child can be revisited at another time. Often, space between applications of the same value can give your child time to sit with the concepts and assist their comprehension when revisited.