LINKS: LIving aNd Knowing Self
What do emotionally competent children do well? Research indicates that children who are taught social and emotional skills demonstrate increased academic achievement, motivation and resilience and become more compassionate leaders. LINKS, a five-day interactive workshop will help your child develop self-awareness and build skills and insights in order to effectively blend thoughts and feelings, make healthier decisions and create and sustain mutually respectful relationships with self and others. LINKS will be led by educational consultant and university professor Dr. Amy McConnell Franklin, and local parent coach and Well-Being expert, Elizabeth Elizardi. The workshop will be held at Molly’s House at Trinity Episcopal Church, July 15-19, 9:00-3:00, and it is open to twenty-five rising sixth and seventh graders. The tuition is $495.00. Please contact Elizabeth Elizardi at Elizabeth@strengthshub.com or 504-400-9023 with questions.
Elizabeth Elizardi is the founder of Strengths Hub, a consulting and coaching practice for parents and educators. Building on her experience as a national speaker, online contributor to Psychology Today, Positive Psychology News Daily and nolaparent.com, Elizabeth hopes to build a flourishing network of parents internationally who examine and prioritize Well-Being while raising children. She coaches parents and educators on mindfulness, building positive emotions, activating strengths, finding purpose and accomplishing meaningful goals. Elizabeth is one of the first two hundred people in the world to complete a Master's degree in Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been an educator for fourteen years. She and her husband of twelve years live in New Orleans and are proud parents to two girls, ages eight and five.
Dr. Amy Franklin is the author of Choose to Change: A step-by-step teaching guide for fostering emotional intelligence in the classroom. Dr. Franklin has taught the concepts and skills of EI to teachers and parents in the USA and internationally since 2003. She currently designs and facilitates programs and trainings in emotional intelligence (EI) for school communities and community service agencies working with families and youth. Based in Northern New Mexico, USA. Dr. Franklin looks forward to the day when Emotional Intelligence and Social Emotional Learning is integrated into all schools and across curriculum and is foundational to environmental education curricula.