Overcoming Academic Anxiety: A Guide for Parents and Teens

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This guide offers strategies for parents to help teens with academic anxiety, emphasizing the importance of recognizing early signs, such as worry about grades and physical symptoms. It attributes anxiety to pressures to perform, disorganization, and fear of failure, suggesting organization, creating a study schedule, and using tools like planners to combat overwhelming feelings. Additionally, it recommends mindfulness and providing emotional support to address the stress’s emotional aspects.

The Power of Setting Academic Goals for Teenagers: A Comprehensive Guide

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Introduction In the journey of education, the path a teenager takes can often seem foggy and uncertain. Amidst a sea of academic pressures, social dynamics, and personal growth, it’s easy for young minds to feel adrift. The key to navigating these tumultuous waters? Setting clear, achievable academic goals. Far more than just a roadmap, goal-setting […]

Overcoming Procrastination – A Guide for Teenagers and Parents

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Introduction Procrastination, the arch-nemesis of productivity, especially plagues the teenage years, where distractions are numerous and self-discipline is still a developing trait. As a former teacher and current academic performance coach, I’ve seen firsthand how procrastination can hinder a young person’s academic journey. In this blog post, I will share insights and strategies to help […]

Ikigai: Finding Purpose, Passion and Motivation to Study in Your Life

Ikigai and the motivation to study: Welcome! In this article, we dive deep into a concept that can help you craft your long-term goals and find clarity in your life’s journey as well as helping find that crucial motivation to revise – the Japanese concept of Ikigai. If you’re grappling with finding your unique direction […]

Harnessing the power of goal setting to boost GCSE and A-Level grades.

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In this article, we will cover: Why set goals? Broadly speaking, as humans, we are goal oriented. Whether that goal is to hunt and gather enough food to survive the day or to become a CEO. Once we have set a goal, typically we focus our efforts and work toward achieving that goal. However, with […]

4 Simple Mindset Shifts That Helped My Clients’ Teens Go from Failing to Thriving

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Points to be covered: Introduction Hello, dear parents! Are you grappling with the challenge of a struggling teenager? You’re not alone. Over my career, I’ve worked with countless underperforming teenagers as a teacher, head of sixth form and academic performance coach. One crucial area I focus on is the role mindset plays in academic success. […]