The French author " Florence Pinaud " has visited the GWA library to meet with students and lead a book discussion. The interaction with students was fruitful and constructive; the meeting with the author helped them to develop their critical thinking and nourish their curiosity about the author's books.
Thank you to all the parents who participated in the GWA Parenting Group this week.
The main discussion point this week focused on how to improve communication with our children. Using our newly gained knowledge of brain development and its impact on child behavior, the group developed many great goals and strategies to implement at home. Some notable takeaways presented were to practice validating your child's emotions, recognizing how your child interprets your message rather than how you expect them to react, and developing an emotional "buffer" before reacting and responding to your child. I look forward to meeting again after the break and to hear about any progress made on the homefront. If you were not able to attend this week, we all hope you can join us during our next session.
Secondary School Counselor