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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 |2015-05-16T17:06:17+00:00March 24th, 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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Have you a child preparing for the Junior Cert or Leaving Cert?

Facing your first (or second) big exam is a major challenge for son or daughter and there are things you can do to help and support Can I help my son / daughter cope better with exams? Think about a major challenge you have faced: what did you need to feel you could achieve it? [...]