on 6 May 2019
As a parent to two teen boys I know how incredibly overwhelming and confusing it can be when it comes to making decisions with our Teen about their next steps. Prior to working as a student coach, I had no idea how to determine which pathway would be the suitable one for my eldest child, who was 15 at the time.
For me, my light bulb moment came when he was mid-way through year 10 and we were informed by the school that my son was in fact, not suitable for ATAR (the academic pathway) an...
on 2 May 2019
Thursday, 2 May 2019
New options for Year 11 students from 2020 and Year 12 students in 2021
Reform follows wide-ranging reports into senior secondary vocational education and training, students will get more choice, challenging courses and a better foundation for future jobs. Western Australian students will have more choice in their final school years to better equip them for careers, with changes to senior secondary schooling to come into effect next year.
on 30 April 2019
'Lack of Motivation' is one of the most common issues teenagers are currently experiencing at school. It can be incredibly frustrating for parents and cause very real conflict in our relationship with our son or daughter. After coaching countless students in the past few years, I just may have finally gained some invaluable insights into how we can help them to find their 'motivation mojo' again. Here's an email I was sent recently by a parent of a 16-year old boy which...
on 14 March 2019
Watching your Teen begin to lose thier sparkle can be extremely worrying for parents. This can be of course for many reasons however, experiencing the pressure to perform at school, the stress of exams and the anxiety most teenagers face growing into young adults is at the top of the list and quite honestly, enough to dull the brightest of sparks!
When I use the term spark I mean just that! Do you remember seeing their face just light up when they are doing something they love not matt...
on 2 December 2018
"Every parent wants his or her kid to succeed. But, we want more than just a job. If anything, our generation has seen innovation like never before. All of a sudden, those crazy ideas you never thought would work finally have a place in society, and people are willing to step out of their comfort zones to make their dreams come true. We're willing to sacrifice money and reputation for passion and an innate love for what we do."
(A. Slijepceivic. An excerpt from her article ...