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” testimonial_cite=”Mrs Joanna McQuaid, Principal” cite=”Alice Wiafe, M. A, Psy. D(c)” enable_cite_customization=”true” cite_space_top=”30px”]I have taught thousands of adults on Emotional and Mental Health Issues, and the one thing they all say is that they wish they would have received our training earlier in life.

As a parent myself, I have come to know that being great at math doesn’t naturally translate into great problem solving skills, and being great at English doesn’t translate into great communication skills. Surviving this generation will require our children have more than great test scores, it will require they be whole, healthy beings. [/stm_testimonials][stm_spacing sm_spacing=”80px” xs_spacing=”80px”]

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Positive Kids is the first off-site facility in Canada dedicated to working with parents and school systems to offer a curriculum for teaching Emotional Intelligence through proven child therapy programs.

Skills such as self-awareness, self-control and problem solving are among the emotional competencies not taught in the traditional school system but equally fundamental for success in later adult years? These skills must be taught and honed early in development just like math and English and that is why Positive Kids was created. From its inception, our desire as child therapists was to see young people empowered with both IQ and EQ, so they have a greater chance of adult adaptation.

A new study reveals that students who participated in Social Emotional Skills training profited in multiple ways. Such children compared to children who did not take SEL child therapy improved significantly in the following areas:

  • Social and Emotional Skills
  • Attitudes about themselves, others and school
  • Social and classroom behavior
  • Conduct problems such as classroom misbehavior and aggression
  • Emotional Distress such as stress and depression
  • Achievement test scores (IQ) and school grades including an 11-perencentile point gain in academic achievement.

SEL Research Group, 2010

Enrolling children in academic related tutoring programs to improve their IQ while neglecting the emotional competencies needed to navigate them through life is unfair and setting them up for potential failure.

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Private yet affordable elementary school offering a stimulating curriculum and a supportive environment.

Private yet affordable elementary school offering a stimulating curriculum and a supportive environment.

Private yet affordable elementary school offering a stimulating curriculum and a supportive environment.

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