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...
on 22 October 2018
I don't about you, but as a parent I have found it really quite hard in the past to watch my sons go through exam-time! It can be worrying for a parent and in my role as a Student Coach, I see first-hand how anxiety and over-whelm effects so many students (and that of course includes parents!)
These days, I'm quite relieved I can now tangibly share with students some super-effective skills so they can learn to be in a more effective headspace and not go through such extreme neg...
on 12 October 2018
As a Student Coach, I've seen the huge benefits students gain from taking a gap year, but there are also a great many young people who have struggled and lost their way during this time. So, it's important for your teen to weigh up the pro's and con's of a gap year before making a decision on their next steps.
Let's start with the benefits! The last year of high school is pretty intense to say the least, with the primary focus being on crazy amounts...