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The 'Year 12 Coaching for Success' Mentoring Program for 2020

Posted on 3 March 2019
The 'Year 12 Coaching for Success' Mentoring Program for 2020
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...
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Why we need to redefine 'Success' to Help our Teens Thrive!

Posted on 2 December 2018
Why we need to redefine 'Success' to Help our Teens Thrive!
"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...
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The missing piece of the Motivation Jigsaw for your Teen

Posted on 20 November 2018
The missing piece of the Motivation Jigsaw for your Teen
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...
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4 Reasons your Teen needs to get a Holiday Job!

Posted on 16 November 2018
4 Reasons your Teen needs to get a Holiday Job!
  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...
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We need to stop stressing about what our Teen will do in the future and focus instead on the here and now

Posted on 26 October 2018
We need to stop stressing about what our Teen will do in the future and focus instead on the here and now
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...
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