We have chosen to implement VIA strengths at BIS Hanoi as they are cross-cultural, scientifically researched and easy to implement. Identifying each other’s strengths will help ensure we are on the look out for what is best in each of us, and continuously working at how to grow those strengths. Too often society is set up to look for what is wrong, we want to see what happens when we focus on what is right and how to use it more often. Schools who have implemented this in the past have seen increased positive mental health, stronger academic results and students who have identified themselves as flourishing.
Later this term, we plan to offer a parent session on VIA strengths so you too can better know your own strengths and how to use them to better engage with your child. Stay tuned for more information regarding this. In the meantime please feel free to complete your own VIA character strengths survey in multiple languages here at www.viacharacter.org.
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