on 3 March 2019
Year 12 is renowned for being one of the most stressful times in a student's life. This 'stress' can also have a knock-on effect to parents, who experience a very real pressure to do what they can to get them through these challenging times.
In my role as a Student Coach (and as a parent to two teenage boys), I have experienced first-hand how the pressure of exams, extensive study and the requirement to make important decisions about the future, can take it's toil on a stu...
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 in...
on 20 November 2018
It's one of the most common question I get asked by parents, this one was recently sent to me by a parent about their 16 year old son.
"I need help! My son is so unmotivated at school, I feel like I'm coming up against a brick wall every time we discuss study, exams, his future and which pathway they may want to take once they've left school. I think he has become a bit lost at school, but I feel I have nothing left to give. I'm burnt-out, exhausted and...
on 16 November 2018
If your Teen is old enough, it's time for them to find a job for the long summer holiday break. There are truly so many benefits! The obvious one being is that it saves our sanity and our pockets, but there is even more to it than that! Here are my top 4 reasons why we need to encourage them get a job for the holidays!
1.They get to experience 'real' life outside of school and it is a golden opportunity for them to actually develop a work ethic, which is priceles...
on 26 October 2018
As parents we of course want what's best for our Teens. Yes, for sure it can be a 'challenging' at times, particularly when our lovely Teen seem to be floundering; having little or no idea about which direction they want to go in! Yes, it can be very frustrating if you're feeling that way, but let me tell you, you are definitely not alone and if fact, make-up about 85% of the parents I meet.
The big problem with this kind of worry and stress though is that it's contagi...