Author Archives: Ginny

Females & autism

Currently there are about four autistic boys to every one girl with autism. However, with the increasing knowledge of the causes of autism and increased understanding of the broad range of characteristics within the spectrum, it is recognised that there … Continue reading

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Abandoned your new year resolutions? Try choosing ONE WORD for the rest of 2018…….

One word for 2018 Ok – we’re two months into 2018, and how long did you stick to your new year resolutions? Two days……, two weeks……., 5 weeks? We start off each new year with the best of intentions, only … Continue reading

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How to support your child this exam results day

Waiting for exam results can be a stressful time for your child and for you. Here are some tips to help before the day, on the day and into the future. 1. In the run-up to results day Your child … Continue reading

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EXAMS – some tips for staying calm before, during & after.

Taking exams can be a nerve-wracking experience. Here are some tips to help you manage your nerves so that you can do the very best on the day. Before the exam If you haven’t slept well or at all the night … Continue reading

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3 easy steps to stress-free revision

Revising can be stressful and overwhelming. These 3 steps can reduce your stress and help you manage your time and workload effectively. Part One – TIME MANAGEMENT Draw up a revision timetable. Make sure it’s realistic for you. Don’t compare … Continue reading

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I am worried about my son’s online gambling – how can I help him?

A study of 96,000 European school students aged 15-16 years old has shown that 23% of boys report that they have gambled online for money and 12% report doing so frequently (2-4 times a month or more). There is growing … Continue reading

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My mood has been low recently – what will help me feel better?

  Everyone experiences ups and downs in life. It is usual and normal to feel anxious, unhappy, stressed or depressed when things are difficult and challenging. This is a normal part of life. Low mood includes: Worry Sadness Tiredness because … Continue reading

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The Wheel of Emotion – helping you understand what you feel.

Use the Wheel of Emotion to help you understand how you feel. Start in the middle of the wheel, and pick the label that best fits how to feel and work outwards through the spokes and stop when the label makes the … Continue reading

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Giving a name to your emotion can help you control how you feel.

Sometimes you can feel such a mixture of physical and mental hurt that it can be overwhelming.  Finding a way out, or a way to control how you feel can be difficult, and imagining that you can feel differently, impossible. … Continue reading

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How to get the most out of your study time.

For anyone with prelims coming up in the New Year – here’s a guide to making the most of your revision time. Plan your study time Draw up a calendar plan of what you are going to revise, when. Tie … Continue reading

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