“Raising children…is vastly more than fixing what is wrong with them. It is about identifying and nurturing their strongest qualities, what they own and are best at, and helping them find niches in which they can best live out these strengths.” – (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000, p. 6)

IPPA’s Positive Psychology Leader Series will welcome Dr. Lea Waters on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Update: the recording of this webinar is now available online for IPPA members!

In this live webinar, Dr. Waters will share her early intervention approach of “strengths-based parenting” to help young people thrive. Dr. Waters will demonstrate how we can not only help our children build resilience, optimism, and achievement but we can also help inoculate them against today’s pandemic of depression and anxiety. Students, practitioners and parents will learn the theoretical basis, research, and extraordinary results of focusing on children’s strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses.

Professor Lea Waters (PhD) is a registered psychologist, researcher, speaker and author who specializes in positive parenting, positive organizations and positive education. Lea is the President of the International Positive Psychology Association and has affiliate positions with Cambridge University and University of Michigan. Listed in the Marques ‘Who’s Who in the World’ since 2009, she has published over 90 scientific articles. She was listed as one of Australia’s Top 100 Women of Influence by the Financial Review and Westpac Bank. Her book ‘The Strength Switch: how the new science of strength-based parenting can help your child and your teen to flourish’ is published with Penguin Press. 

The Positive Psychology Leader Series is a member-only program that features live virtual presentations, interviews and Q&A with leaders in the field. IPPA members may log into their member accounts to view the recording, and may access more than 40 past webinars in the online archives.