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Moving to University : Is Your Child Homesick?

Moving to University : Is Your Child Homesick?

Have you had that late night phone call from your child yet? Maybe you’ll be one of the lucky ones who escapes this. But for many parents across the land, they are hearing their child’s agonising sobs down the phone or watching them bleary eyed on a video call. They...

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Shining a Light on Teen Mental Health: A Day of Awareness

Shining a Light on Teen Mental Health: A Day of Awareness

In the bustling calendar of October, nestled among the falling leaves and pumpkin spice lattes, lies a week of immense significance : 10th October : World Mental Health Awareness Day. It's a dedicated period designed to throw a spotlight on a critical matter that...

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Moving to University : Helping the Sibling Left Behind

Moving to University : Helping the Sibling Left Behind

When a child takes those first steps towards leaving the nest, a wave of emotions crashes over parents, a blend of immense pride and an undercurrent of worry: How will they cope? Will they find new friends? Will they eat anything vaguely wholesome? The list of...

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Dear Student : You WILL Find Your Tribe : Making Friends

Dear Student : You WILL Find Your Tribe : Making Friends

My Letter to A New Student, Stressing about Moving to College or University Dear Student, OK! So you are heading to Uni or College – How are you feeling about that? Making friends can feel super stressy – but try to remember that everyone is in the same boat. The...

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The E + R = O Strategy : Navigating Teen Anxiety Together

The E + R = O Strategy : Navigating Teen Anxiety Together

A Formula for Empowerment in the Face of Teen Anxiety As parents of children with anxiety, we often find ourselves grappling with the challenges of helping our children cope with their overwhelming feelings. The adolescent years can be a rollercoaster of emotions, and...

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Anxiety Comes in All Shapes and Sizes

Anxiety Comes in All Shapes and Sizes

Unveiling the Presence of Anxiety in Family Dynamics Teens are often like puzzles, with their thoughts and emotions hidden beneath the surface. As parents, it's crucial to understand that anxiety can take on many disguises, often going unnoticed. Today, we'll explore...

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Never-Ending Goodbyes : The Parent’s Journey

Never-Ending Goodbyes : The Parent’s Journey

Parenthood is a beautiful journey filled with love, joy, and countless precious moments. However, it is also a journey of constant change and letting go.  As I write this - the first day of the new academic year is fast approaching. AQE practice papers are being...

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What not to Expect When Parenting a Teenager

What not to Expect When Parenting a Teenager

When we reach the teenage years - we often feel that we ought to have Parenting sussed! Ha! Not true … and if you do - believe me, you are setting yourself up for a BIG Fall. Here are 7 Pointers when parenting a teenager: Don’t Expect: The Worst Life to be Predictable...

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