WhyTry News

Here you will find inspiring, informative, and sometimes funny posts from the folks here at the WhyTry headquarters and beyond. You will also be able to view upcoming speaking events, join our newsletter, and keep up-to-date on all the latest WhyTry news.

Involve Parents in the WhyTry Program: 3 Tips To Get You Started

If you are implementing the WhyTry program, you may be wondering if you can or should involve parents in the resilience education of their children. While this takes considerable deliberation and observance on your part, there are some effective, positive ways to encourage parents to participate in the education of their child as they move through the WhyTry Program.

Journals

If you have the resources, a great way to involve parents is to send an extra journal home to them. This allows parents to follow through the lessons as the year goes on. They can see what their child is talking about and ask their child questions about how the journal prompts relate to the analogies. This is a great incentive to participate.

Encourage Students To Teach At Home

While the WhyTry Program was designed for K-12, it has proven affective for all ages in all walks of life. From correctional institutions to one-on-one counseling sessions, the ten analogies can help everyone discover resilience for themselves. A great way to involve parents is to encourage students to teach their families about the various lessons as you move through the program. This allows both student and parents to engage and communicate toward a positive goal.

In this same way, we encourage children to bring their own music, clips, etc., that relate to what we are talking about in each analogy. They tend to take this challenge and exceed our expectations. They love including popular music that relates to the topics. Often, parents don’t mind sharing their favorite uplifting tune.

Keynotes

A great way to get parents to learn more about the WhyTry Program is to encourage them to attend a keynote. You may propose that your school or organization host its own keynote, or search for keynotes in the area. Our keynote speakers are fun and engaging, allowing parents to feel the enthusiasm you feel for the program’s positive goals.

For more information on the implementation of the WhyTry Program or for more tips on how to involve parents in the program, contact us today.

 

Goal Setting In SEL: Providing Clear Examples of H...
Peoria High School Featured in World News Report
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Sunday, 19 November 2017

Resilience in Education Matters.

Get in touch with WHYTRY

WhyTry Office

5455 N RIVER RUN DR.
PROVO, UT 84604, USA

Hours

Monday - Friday +
8 AM - 5 PM MDT

Call Us

Phone +
866-949-8791
Fax +
801-437-3222
Email +
info@whytry.org