- Professor Lea Waters
Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology, Director of the Centre for Positive Psychology, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
How do we teach students about their wellbeing online?
The next step in children's online learning will be how to teach social emotional learning in digital classrooms, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Focusing on kindness, not consumption, this Christmas
With a bit of planning, parents can use Christmas to teach kids how to slow down and be kind to other people, says University of Melbourne expert Lea Waters.
Why don’t Australian school kids feel a sense of belonging?
University of Melbourne research finds helping more Australian school students feel a greater connection to their school leads to far-reaching positive effects.
Parents: 24/7 CEOs of our kids’ lives
In The Strength Switch, Lea Waters from the University of Melbourne explains how strength-based parenting can help children become more optimistic and resilient
Teaching wellbeing at school
A new education program that integrates wellbeing learning into the classroom regardless of the subject could be the key to improving student progress.
The value of strength-based parenting
Strength-based parenting can bring huge benefits, using positive psychology to unlock your children's potential and enhance their wellbeing.
Why giving is good for the soul
When you give someone a gift, who really benefits? Turns out it’s not just the recipient. It can also boost your mood - and even your health.
Easing your child’s back to school worries
New research shows mindful parenting can significantly reduce children's stress levels, which is particularly relevant during the back to school period.
Share the love with positive posts
Sharing good news on social media can have a positive effect on the mood of people around you says a University of Melbourne researcher.
Imagine if we taught stillness in classrooms
Meditation education is proving to be an effective way to teach stillness in schools and is having a positive impact on student learning and well-being.