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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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6 ways for Students to stay Calm and Stress-less during Exams

Posted on 22 October 2018
6 ways for Students to stay Calm and Stress-less during Exams
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 a worrying time for us and in my role as a Student Coach, I see first-hand how stress and over-whelm effects the mental health and well-being of a great many students during exams. 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 suc...
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So your Teen wants to take a Gap Year? The Pluses and the Pitfalls

Posted on 12 October 2018
So your Teen wants to take a Gap Year? The Pluses and the Pitfalls
  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 of s...
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THE NEW JOB ROLES OF THE FUTURE AND THOSE WHICH WILL BECOME REDUNDANT

Posted on 1 October 2018
THE NEW JOB ROLES OF THE FUTURE AND THOSE WHICH WILL BECOME REDUNDANT
The World Economic Forum has released it's 'The Future of Jobs' report 2018.  Invaluable information for parents and students keen to understand what will shape the employment market of the future and in relation to taking their next steps after completing year 12 and leaving school.   /images/table-of-future-job-from-WEF2018.pdf   For the full report, please click on link below: https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-future-of-jobs-report-2018 &nb...
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THE 6 QUESTIONS YOUR YEAR 12 NEEDS TO ASK BEFORE MAKING THEIR FINAL UNI/DEGREE DECISION

Posted on 26 September 2018
THE 6 QUESTIONS YOUR YEAR 12 NEEDS TO ASK BEFORE MAKING THEIR FINAL UNI/DEGREE DECISION
Here is the one bit of advise I give to parents of year 12's about to embark on the next stage of their journey after school. PLEASE help your student to not be influenced in the decision-making process soley based on the 'prestige' and 'status' on a University. With 1 in 3 students either dropping out of Uni or changing their course in the first year, plus the high cost of student loans, try to make sure they base their decision (as much as possible) on the right reaso...
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