To help children flourish we need passionate people equipped with the tools to inspire resilience, growth and joy. That's what I found today at the Happiness and Its Causes Conference!
There were so many highlights and uplifting speakers but I was particularly delighted when I stumbled across a kindred spirit who has developed an incredible and innovative treasure chest of tools to help children understand, respect and regulate their emotions to experience higher levels of well-being.
Alice Peel, co-founder of Grow Your Mind, has worked alongside Kristina Freeman to develop engaging, empowering resources that present vital principles and practices of Positive Psychology to young children at home and at school. Alice and I not only share a belief in the transformative power of positive psychology, and the importance of introducing it in the early years, but we are also connected by Montessori - Alice's children attended a Montessori centre and it turns out she's ordered from Montessori Child! I was delighted to meet Alice and her authentic passion shone through in the way she spoke about the Grow Your Mind journey, especially its generous social enterprise projects to support schools and families in need.
I was captivated by the quality of their materials and deeply inspired by the depth of the message they express. I have already invested in a set for my classroom (and a Home Kit to show the families at preschool as I truly believe this is an invaluable resource for parents). I hope to stay connected to Grow Your Mind, as I think it holds so much positive potential, so you will surely hear more from me as time goes on but to go straight to the source - and more importantly to order your own resources - you can visit www.growyourmind.life
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