On January 11th, Mayerson Academy, Beech Acres Parenting Center and Children, Inc. welcomed author Lea Waters to Cincinnati as part of the Raising Positive Children: Global Author Series. Dr. Waters is an Australian psychologist, academic, researcher, author, and speaker who specializes in positive education, parenting, and organizations. Her book, The Strength Switch (see our review here) details the benefits of focusing on and building your child’s strengths before focusing on their weaknesses.

The event was a huge success that saw parents leaving with a new perspective on strength-based parenting. Don’t miss the next Raising Positive Children event, Raising Confident Children featuring Lousia Jewell, on February 15th. Louisa Jewell is a speaker, author, positive psychology expert and the founder of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association (www.cppa.ca). She has facilitated thousands of people towards greater flourishing both at work and in their personal lives. Get your tickets now!

Mayerson Academy president Jillian Darwish welcomes Dr. Waters to Mayerson Academy.

“You do need to work on your child’s weaknesses, there is no doubt about that. The absence of a weakness is not the same as the presence of a strength. If you start with strengths we are starting with them at their best.  -Dr. Lea Waters

“When we are talking about strengths-based parenting we are talking about a style of parenting that seeks to connect our children with their unique talents and strengths.” -Dr. Lea Waters

“We are hardwired to have strengths. Everyone has them. Everyone has the capacity for resilience. Your child is stronger than you think.”  -Dr. Lea Waters