Category: Teens

Always Wear Shoes … and 49 other tips from Last Years’ Schoolies

Schoolies is about to get underway across the country and one of the major locations, the Gold Coast, was hit last week with a spate of nearly 20 people under the influence of a mystery new drug with hectic hallucinogenic side effects. It’s understandable for parents to be worried. For many parents, it’s the first time they will be allowing their child to travel away with their friends and get their first real taste of a festival atmosphere and their new independent adult life. It’s important in all families to have a quiet chat with your child about the potential risks and how to have fun but keep themselves safe and keep an eye out for their mates.

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Getting Ready for Exams with Mindfulness

Aiden has worked out his exam preparation timetable, carefully allocating how much time he needs to study each subject. He sits down at his desk in his bedroom to study each night but can’t get started. He checks Facebook, sends texts and generally procrastinates. His capacity to self-regulate his behaviour is limited. Jessica is a conscientious student. She pays attention in class, does her homework and studies for exams. Seated at the exam desk, she reads the first question and has no idea of the answer. She goes to pieces. Anxious thoughts disrupt her capacity to think clearly.

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Tips for Overcoming Exam Stress

As adults we can all cast our minds back to those days back at school when exams were looming and you felt the weight of the world on your shoulders to pass. While some of us thrive on pressure and use it to push ourselves, others aren’t as well equipped to channel it and find stress can be a major distraction for study. In this article we want to touch on some strategies you can adapt to help reduce stress levels from getting so high you struggle to perform.

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How Teens Are Creating Their Own Personal Brands

What do Taylor Swift, Hilary Clinton and Oprah have in common? Aside from being incredible female role models, they all have a successful personal brand. Something they stand for and an image we can clearly recall for each personality. Personal branding is not just for celebrities, entrepreneurs, and world leaders. Our teens are creating their own personal brands too. Because if they don't, someone else will. Let's take a look at how to create a memorable personal brand.

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