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Book launch: Professor Lea Waters' 'The Strength Switch'

Book launch - Adelaide exclusive

St Peter’s College, in partnership with Penguin Press, is delighted to host the exclusive Adelaide launch of Professor Lea Waters' first book 'The Strength Switch: how the new science of strength-based parenting can help your child and your teen to flourish.'

Event details

Date:         Monday 26 June 2017

Time:         6.30pm - 7.30pm

                  6.00pm doors open

                  Please be seated by 6.20pm

Location:   St Peter's College, Memorial Hall


Copies of Professor Waters' book will be available for purchase from 6.00pm at Memorial Hall.


About the book

Strength-based parenting is an approach to parenting that places more time and energy on building up your child’s inborn talents and positive qualities than fixing their faults and shortcomings. In other words, it’s about focusing on what they do have rather than defining them by what they don’t have. In this presentation, Professor Lea Waters will share with you her science together with tips and stories for how to be a strength-based parent and help your children and you to thrive.

About Professor Lea Waters PhD

Lea Waters (PhD) is a registered psychologist, researcher, speaker and author who specialises in positive parenting, positive organisations and positive education. Lea Waters is the President-elect of the International Positive Psychology Association and has affiliate positions with Cambridge University and University of Michigan. She has been listed in the Marques ‘Who’s Who in the World’ since 2009 and has published over 90 scientific articles and book chapters. In 2015, she was listed as one of Australia’s Top 100 Women of Influence by the Financial Review and Westpac Bank. Lea Waters featured in the ABC TV documentary Revolution School, is a regular columnist on psychology and parenting for the Guardian newspaper, and is regularly featured in the press and on radio. Her TEDx talk focuses on how we can spread positive messages through social media.