“The earlier we develop emotional intelligence and awareness in our children, the less mental health issues they will experience in later life. I highly recommend ‘Sparky and Shady for Kids’ to all parents looking for strategies to build resilience in their children.” Dr Nicola Holmes – Working with adolescents with mental health issues, Headspace
“Sparky and Shady is a very thoughtful process that considers the different aspects of children. It contains coping strategies for children to cope with a range of problems and challenges. A great contribution!” Andrew Fuller – Clinical Psychologist and Author
Our kids do not come with an instruction manual that teaches them how they work and how to fix themselves if (and when) something goes wrong!
How can kids be happy and reach their potential if they don’t understand themselves?
This lack of self-awareness causes all sorts of problems, including: low self-esteem, anxiety, bullying, emotional outbursts, behaviour problems, a lack of respect, friendship dramas, fights with siblings and stressed out families!
Current statistics state:
- One in four school children is affected by bullying http://www.kidspot.com.au/school/secondary/peer-pressure/facts-and-figures-about-bullying
- One in four young people (aged 16 – 24) has a mental health condition http://www.youthbeyondblue.com/footer/stats-and-facts
- One in five girls will self-harm before they are 24 http://www.headspace.org.au/what-works/research-information/self-harm-and-suicidal-behaviours#10
- Suicide is the biggest killer of our youth https://www.youthbeyondblue.com/footer/stats-and-facts
‘Sparky and Shady’ is a self-worth, self-awareness and self-empowerment program for children and parents.
It teaches kids who they are, why they are here and how their body, personality, thoughts and feelings all work together so they can cope with problems, believe in themselves and follow their dreams. That’s ultimately how they will make their difference!
You can take part in a workshop or after school class with your child (this is the most effective option for positive and long term change for children) or teachers can book their own workshop or during school class for schools.