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Parenters Presents: Cultivating Grit at Home @ Laura's

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Grit is known as more important to success and happiness then talent or IQ alone. Yet, how can we as parents, caregivers and adults in children's lives tap into supporting the development of this essential attribute? By delving into mindsets, vulnerability and the micro-opportunities that our children (and we) present on a daily basis for growth.

This 90-minute workshop will offer the why's, how's, and now's of cultivating grit.

We will explore:

  • How mindsets are the gateway to learning
  • Why vulnerability is the key to happiness
  • The micro-opportunities that can develop willingness, flexibly and persistence in an individual

Parenters, an Austin-based family focused consulting services company, is presenting this workshop for parents, caregivers, and professionals who work with children and families. Parenters provides in-home, child-specific guidance, education, and support on health and nutrition, child development, learning and education, special education, and family relationships.

Jessica Elliott, a family consultant with Parenters, has taught for 16 years in various educational environments focused on elementary instruction and has presented at numerous national and international educational conferences. Jessica has a bachelor’s degree in Child Development, a minor in Psychology, a master’s in Education, and is pre-primary/primary certified in Montessori Education. She is an educational consultant to schools, teachers, families and learning communities in the US and internationally.