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Emotional Well being for Exam Students

Emotional Resilience - being in control of your feelings “The talk was brilliant” many students reported back after Sheila’s Wellbeing session. Feedback was that they found it both beneficial and useful in teaching ways to self-calm, keep perspective as well as learning some new study tips! The power of positive thinking was also covered as [...]

By | March 24th, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

Stress and your exam student

It is a tough time for your exam student; however there are things they can do to reduce stress Stress busters: ‘When I exercise, things don’t get on top of me’ Finding the half hour to exercise makes the rest of the day more manageable and improves your mood (if outdoor)  What is your coping [...]

By | March 21st, 2014|balance in life, BLOG, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exam Student tips

Supporting the exam student 5 P’s: Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance The Pareto Rule: The 80:20 rule: 20% of your effort yields 80% of your results, so remember to focus! Work expands to fit the time available If you fail to plan, you plan to fail Be organised Set goals Make a plan Prioritise tasks [...]

By | March 21st, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

Parenting at Exam Time

Parenting at exam time can be stressful, what makes things easier? Leaving and Junior Cert Parenting tips I remember being told that the Leaving Cert was a stressful year - having been through it twice with my two teenagers, I now see there are things you can do to keep a calmer house and support [...]

By | February 17th, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

Parenting your Child or Teenager

The child/teen labelled 'wonderful' following high achievement often develops Performance Anxiety, Perfectionism or addiction to success. Self Esteem and your Child or Teen Their self worth is dependent on their performance, not on feeling loved for their person. Over attention to a behavior that gained them recognition, not only breeds massive insecurity, it narrows field [...]

By | April 30th, 2013|Teens|0 Comments

How to manage exam stress for parents

Focus on the relationship, not the study and as you deepen your relationship with your teenager, it becomes safe for them to share their worries and concerns. Why your child may be having difficulties studying If there is an unwillingness to study, remember relationship is still the most important thing as what may lie behind [...]

Interesting Parenting Articles in the media this week

Here is a line up of the interesting Parenting articles I have found in the Media this week: Need some family/parenting support? Practical Parenting can help or listing of Family Therapists in the Irish Times:http://alturl.com/ik6p4 After Separation - making contact with Dad: Interesting article in todays Health Supplement in the Irish Times: http://alturl.com/vvxkt Trying to get [...]