Better Questions For Educators & Parents
Creating Confident, Capable and Resilient Kids & Teens
Do you want to empower your kids/teenagers?
Are you looking for ways to help build your children's capacity and resilience?
Would you like to have more engaged conversations with your teenagers/students?
Do you want to support your kids/students to be self-sufficient and responsible?
If so, we can help you
By learning the Better Questions way of communicating with kids, you will be able to talk with young children and teenagers in a way that allows them to feel heard, helps them articulate what they want to say and supports them to achieve their best.
Better Questions for Educators
Empower them to get better outcomes from their education.
In our Better Questions communication skills workshops for teachers and educators, we teach you a communication technique that will take your 'Teacher – Student relationships' to the next level.
Learning the Better Questions way of communicating with children and students will help you to:
- Break down any barriers and build trust
- Connect and build a better relationship with them
- Gain a greater understanding of them and their learning needs
- Support them to develop and achieve their education goals
Having conversations with your students/kids using the communication techniques shared in our workshops will:
- Allow them to feel heard and respected
- Help them to articulate their needs better
- Assist them to gain focus
- Build their capacity and resilience
- Boost their confidence
- Improve their problem-solving skills
- Stimulate creative thinking
- Support a growth mindset
- Enable them to identify and achieve their goals
- Engage them in their learning
Using the Better Questions approach when talking with your students/ kids not only leads them to higher academic achievement but also positively impacts classroom behaviour, their social interactions and their general wellbeing.
Not limited to conversations with your students, the Better Questions communication technique will also help you create more engagement and improved relationships with their parents and families as well as your colleagues.
*The Better Questions communication model is psychologist endorsed and can be used with children of all ages
- If you'd like to learn how to build greater relationships with your students and bring out the very best in them you can Enquire About Running a Better Questions Workshop at Your Organisation
- Attend a Public Workshop Near You
- Don't See a Public Workshop Listed Near Your? – Let us know where you are located
- Learn From Our Range of Books and Cards
Better Questions for Parents
Are you sick and tired of telling your kids what to do all the time?
Does it drive you crazy when your kids don't do what tell them to do?
Don't worry …We can help you break this frustrating cycle
Talking with young Children
Young children are naturally curious and love to be asked questions.
As parents we often fall into the trap of telling our kids what to do rather than keeping them curious and helping them to continually develop their problem-solving skill set.
In the Better Questions workshops and programs we teach parents how to talk with their kids in a more question focussed way as this helps them to develop good problem-solving skills, build their capacity and resilience.
Talking with Teenagers
We know how sometimes it can be really hard talking with teenagers.
Lots of parent's experience difficulties talking with teenagers and sometimes find it hard to engage them in a conversation at all.
The great news is that we can help you have better conversations with your teenagers.
By teaching you how to talk to your teens using a questioning approach you will be able to:
- Re/connect and build a better relationship your teenager
- Gain a greater understanding of what is challenging them
- Create a space for you and all family members to be heard
- Support them to understand their impact on the family dynamic
- Facilitate a conversation that is less emotionally charged and reduce conflict
Having conversations with your teens using the communication techniques shared in our workshops will help them to:
- Feel heard, respected and understood
- Feel safe and supported
- Engage in conversations relating to their health and wellbeing
- Express their feelings and articulate what they need from you as their parent.
- Boost their confidence, build their capacity and develop resilience
- Deal with problems better and come up with their own solutions
- Rationalise their thinking and better manage their emotions
- Feel empowered and capable to achieve their desired goals
You can improve your parent - teen relationships by learning the Better Questions way of talking with teenagers by self-paced study of our online course
We also have a range of products to support the training program helping parents to apply the Better Questions communication skill in a variety of everyday parenting scenarios in a very practical and easy way. These include the Better Parents Ask Better Questions iphone App, Book, ebook .
Customers are saying
The staff and parents at Glen Waverley Primary School have had the pleasure of working with Better Questions as they implemented a very comprehensive questioning professional learning program. The program for the staff ran for three weeks where we explored, learnt and developed the skills to ask better questions with one another, our families and most importantly, to enhance the learning outcomes and opportunities for the students.
We also ran a session for our school community with approximately 65 parents in attendance. The session was extremely informative and the feedback from our families was exceptionally positive. I have since asked a number of parents whether they are utilising the Better Questioning technique and if it is making a difference to their parenting; all of whom have replied, "Yes and very much so!"
I have no hesitation in recommending Better Questions to schools, businesses and any organisation!
Frank Catalano, Principal, Glen Waverley Primary School
I have had the pleasure of participating in the Asking Better Questions workshop on more than one occasion. The last workshop was held with our staff team who are faced with many challenges on a daily basis. The workshop has provided us all with strategies and the confidence to ask better open ended questions – it was an empowering and fun professional development session.
Jane Spencer, CEO, Community Kinders Plus
Thank you very much for the Better Questions session yesterday. It was definitely thought provoking and filled with great verbal models for educators to take away with them as a tool and a positive change in attitude will come with practise. It was a pleasure having you in the Centre. You have definitely set us up for a successful year.
Tatyana Skorkina, Director, Fawkner Park Children's Centre Co-operative
Thank you for a fantastic day yesterday when you delivered your Better Questions workshop. Everyone really enjoyed the day and this morning we had a short reflection on people's thoughts of the day and everything was very positive. We look forward to keeping in touch to help us refine our practice.
Ruth Rampling, Principal, Beechworth Primary School
Your training was fantastic. I can't believe how much I have already used the better questions technique. I used it right away immediately after the training during a client assessment and it was so rewarding. I have used it in supervision with a youth worker with success and have even used certain aspects with my 2 year old son already.
Steven Theoclitou, Youth Work Coordinator - Kingston Youth & Family Services, City of Kingston
"Lindsay, thank you very much for the inspiring and informative session on Asking Better Questions. The feedback from the session was excellent, therefore highly valued by the team. Even more importantly I regularly hear team members talking about how they incorporate what they learnt into their everyday MCH practice. My colleagues within Family and Children's Services have also shown a keen interest. I believe the principals learnt can be applied to any professional or personal setting. Thank you once again, l look forward to working with you again in the future."
Ann Burke, Coordinator, Maternal & Child Health, Knox City Council
Lindsay presented an amazing session on "Better Questions" for our Children's Services. While the team totally enjoyed Lindsay's presentation, particularly her warmth and humour, it was her challenge to us to think about our questioning and listening that resonated the most. Since the session our questioning has been more thoughtful and our capacity to really hear someone else's story (without jumping in with our own story!) has helped us in our relationships with our colleagues, the children and their families. We are on our potentialising journey...
Robyn Daff, Team Leader Long & Family Day Care, City of Kingston
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