Toronto Pathways



Toronto Pathways


Apr 07 2022


All Day

Unstuck: Shifting the Negative Identity of a Child (Private Event)

This is a private event organized by Toronto Pathways through the Neufeld Institute.


For an individual child: Children can get stuck in roles that prevent them from thriving.
This is especially true for the kids who are the most emotionally blocked and are labeled as ‘problem kids’ due to their behavioural challenges.
How children see themselves has a huge impact on who they are and who they will grow to be. It can be really hard for kids who see themselves as the ‘bad’ kid to get out of that role. This presentation will shed light on the various ways that we can help children to experience themselves differently so that their identity can expand. We will explore relationship-based strategies that can help us to support this process so that the children in our care can thrive and discover their best selves.

For a group: Every teacher in a school knows which class is the “bad” class. We might hear stories about this class and dread when they age up and become our problem. The problem is that they too probably know that they are the “bad” class. The relationships we develop with our individual students are very important. But it’s not just our relationship to individual students that matters but also our relationship to the collective—to the group. This presentation will examine practical strategies we can use to support our classes in creating a positive collective identity.

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