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Parenting an exam student

Parenting is challenging at Exam Time! Stress and Exam Time In the lead up to exams the stress levels can increase in the home. However, there are things you can do to reduce stress  at this time. The calmer the parent, the calmer the student,  so it is important  to be in a ‘good place’ [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:26+00:00May 30th, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

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 |2015-05-16T17:06:17+00:00March 24th, 2014|BLOG|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 |2015-05-16T17:10:03+00:00March 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 |2018-12-06T17:36:29+00:00February 17th, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

Exam Stress: help for parents

Exam stress for any Leaving or Junior Cert parent is an issue Stress at exam time Talking to parents of Leaving Cert and Junior Cert this week, I am hearing of their teens vomiting due to exam pressure, experiencing symptoms similar to panic attacks and parents concerned with state exams pending. The number one tip [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:30+00:00January 14th, 2014|BLOG, Uncategorized|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 |2018-12-06T17:36:32+00:00April 30th, 2013|Teens|0 Comments

Set an good example for your teenager regarding alcohol

As a parent of teenagers I am aware of the dangers of teenage drinking. As adults we need to set a good example regarding our own alcohol use. Third year (Junior Cert year) is identified as the most vulnerable year. Early onset of drinking linked to heavy drinking in middle age Headstrong, The National Centre [...]

Junior Cert Night

The Junior Certificate results are out shortly and the newspapers will highlight again the problem of underage drinking. Irish teenagers are one of the highest binge drinkers in Europe. Binge drinking can directly cause accidents and injury as well as depression, anxiety, suicide and attempted suicide. Alcohol consumption has risen 48% in the past ten [...]

Teens & Alcohol

As the parent of teenage girls I am aware of the dangers of teenage drinking. Relationship is No 1 between parent and teen However, as I journey through the minefield that is parenting teens, I am more and more convinced that the strength of my relationship with them is ultimately the only real control I [...]