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How To Deal With Exam Stress

In this blog I am going to describe 5 tips for dealing with exam stress and a 6th tip if you are a parent reading this trying to help your child. The first thing to remember is that a certain amount of anxiety and stress in the lead up to exams is normal and necessary. Nature has designed us to feel anxious and stressed when faced with situations where we must perform because, if kept at the right level, anxiety motivates us to prepare and then enhances our performance on […]...

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How To Tackle Bullying

by Dr Emma Gray - 15th May, 2018
How To Tackle Bullying

 In this blog I am going to describe a 10-step plan to tackle bullying. 1. Work Closely with your Child’s School Sooner Rather than Later The sooner you can start working with the school to stop your child being bullied the better. This may seem like an obvious thing to say but bullying is often a contentious issue and in the short term it can feel easier to put off dealing with it in the hope that the problem resolves itself. This rarely happens, so in the interest of […]...

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5 Ways To Help Your Child Cope With Anxiety

Anxiety is common in childhood and, as parents, you are the best resource your child has to get through it. Here are 5 things you can do straight away to support them. 1. Remind them they’re not alone Remember going through something difficult as a child and feeling like you were the only person in the world this was happening to? This can be a really lonely place to be and may make it difficult for your child to tell you what’s wrong. It’s also not uncommon for anxiety to […]...

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Coping With Back To School Anxiety

When we are faced with something new or unfamiliar our threat or fight/flight response kicks in.  We have evolved to respond in this way, it’s a survival strategy, if we aren’t sure what awaits us, nature believes it is best to expect and prepare for the worst: In the days when we might have found ourselves foraging for food, if a nearby bush rustled it was best to assume there was a predator lying in wait and run, if we were wrong all that was lost was some foraging time.  […]...

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