Choice Theory is an explanation of why and how we make the choices that determine the course of our lives. Understanding human behaviour at this level gives us the tools to be happy, stay connected with people who are important to us and build the life we want to live.
The principles of Choice Theory underpin the school’s processes and procedures in areas such as behaviour support, professional development and curriculum implementation. This philosophy is about creating the conditions for each student to progress towards responsible self-management, whilst learning about how and why people behave the way they do.
Choice Theory was developed by the eminent Psychiatrist, Dr William Glasser.
‘Being the Parent You Want to Be’ workshops at Peregian Springs State School.
Our popular Parenting with Choice Theory – 'Being the Parent You Want Be' program runs each school term. Over the last few years, many families have completed the workshops and their feedback has been invariably positive and enthusiastic.
We have based the program on William Glasser’s Choice Theory psychology (which is the psychological base we operate from at Peregian Springs). It is a four-week program at no charge for parents. A comprehensive workbook is part of the program.
Some of the topics covered include:
• recent discoveries in neuroscience and their implications for our parenting
• an introduction to Dr William Glasser’s Choice Theory psychology
• raising happy, resilient and healthy children – preparing them for the world ahead
• building and maintaining our relationship with even the most difficult child
• navigating the difficult times calmly and in control
• adjusting our parenting as our children mature
• being the parent you want to be
Feedback from participating parents:
‘Thanks so much, it has given me some real tools that I could use straight away, that are making a big difference for me and the whole family.’
‘Fascinating and incredibly useful in all of my relationships’
‘The whole program is brilliant. I truly hope all parents get to participate, I thank you for bringing it to us.’
Venue, times and registration via School Newsletter each term.