Week 1 – November 5th, 2020 Theme: Resource on the Quiet Power of Encouragement
Parents usually reach out to us when things are not going well. Your information and your encouragement can both be helpful. “The whole emotional tone of a tough situation can be transformed through encouragement. Somehow things seem a little brighter.” Full article at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/light-and-shadow/201311/the-quiet-power-encouragement#:~:text=Encouragement%20can%20provide%20people%20with,encouragement%20in%20a%20boisterous%20way.
Week 2 – November 12th, 2020 Theme: Ideas on How to Encourage Others
Have you noticed how encouragement (in addition to accurate information) can really help the family you’re supporting? Try to identify what’s going well, acknowledge even the smallest efforts of the parent, and make simple positive comments. More ideas at: https://www.wikihow.com/Encourage-People
Week 3 – November 19th, 2020 Theme: Study on the Question-Behavior Effect
In our work with families, we often ask questions and provide information. Which is more likely to be effective and motivational? The answer, which happens to be yes or no questions, along with more information, is available here:
Week 4 – Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 Theme: Uplifting & Positive Words of Encouragement
What are you doing to provide encouragement to the families you support? Consider posting an encouraging quote in your workspace to share when you can tell a parent is feeling down. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein https://www.positivityblog.com/words-of-encouragement/