We believe in helping all parents and children to discover their own strengths - and to spot them in others - so that they may build positive environments through a strength-based language.
Why we formed the strengths exchange
The Strengths Exchange brings together stories of character strengths to encourage families to start conversations about the strengths within them. Discover what character strengths are and how they are being applied to everyday life by parents and children of all ages. Watch our videos of children, adolescents and parents talking about strengths. Discover our strength-based parenting resources, too.
The Strengths Exchange offers FREE strengths-based parenting resources.
This site is about sharing the science and the practice of a strength-based approach in raising children. We are parents who use the character strengths in our own families. We have spent a year developing the site, donating our time, money and IP for free because we believe passionately in a strength-based approach. We use the VIA framework and have lovingly created the unique artwork for each of the 24 character strengths.
We are truly grateful to our interviewees who have donated their time so that we can all share a strength-based language.
Built by experts in positive psychology who are parents using character strengths in their own families, The Strengths Exchange is a way to disseminate two decades of science so it leaves the ivory tower and makes a real difference in people’s lives.
To share our strengths stories with visitors from all around the world.
To collect strength-based stories from diverse parents on how they use their strengths in their child rearing.
To collect stories from diverse children and adolescents about how they use their strengths.
To listen to parents and children talk about what strengths they believe make a happy family.
To promote the building of strengths within each of us and strengths-spotting in others.
Claire is a currently undertaking a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) at the University of Melbourne, and is passionate about empowering people with the tools to flourish in all spheres of life. Originally trained as a naturopath, Claire spent time overseas working in the spa industry as a consultant, trainer and speaker on wellness before settling back in Perth. Claire currently manages the marketing and communications for a not-for-profit company in the health sector, loves to dance (especially flamenco), and plays an immense amount of lego with her three year old son Aravinda. Claire developed the VIA-INGO strengths game. Her signature strengths are appreciation of beauty and excellence, love of learning, creativity, judgment, and kindness.