Category Archives: teenagers

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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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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Teenagers, social media, mental health & sleep – the latest research findings

There have been a number of news stories this week reporting studies into teenagers, access to social media and the effect on their mental health and sleep. So what does it all mean for you as a parent, and for … Continue reading

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The latest evidence on video gaming & children

Video games are commonly believed to make children who play them more aggressive, irritable and unable to concentrate. However, a recent review of the evidence by Paul Howard-Jones at Bristol University found this not to be the case. The key … Continue reading

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Surviving revision & exams – 3 easy steps to help you stay calm

Exams, and the period of revision beforehand can be stressful. However, there are some things you can do to ease the pressure and help you cope better with the stress. Part One – TIME MANAGEMENT Draw up a revision timetable. … Continue reading

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Self-harm & teenagers – it’s time to talk openly. You aren’t alone.

Self-harm is still a taboo in society and self-harmers and those close to them often keep silent out of shame and embarrassment. A recent study found that 1 in 5 teenagers say that they self-harm. You aren’t alone and it’s … Continue reading

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Understanding and talking to teenagers.

Is your teenage child moody, secretive and morose? Spending more time with friends, or on their own in their room, refusing to talk to you, and finding you a complete embarrassment? This is quite normal! As children develop and reach … Continue reading

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