Younger children preparing for an entrance exam, their 11+ or any other test or assessment may feel worried about preparing for the day. It might help to print out this simple activity, which reminds them of the things they need to consider and nudges them to get a good night’s sleep, eat a good breakfast, and remember some strategies to help them feel calm on the day itself.
When children are preparing for an interview for a new school, it can be nerve wracking for them and us alike. It’s important for us parents to support them through the process calmly, helping them to feel prepared and comfortable. Here are our top tips.
If you are new to Tooled Up, take a quick peek at these 10 key benefits that you really need to know about! If you like, you can download and print the file to share with other staff members or pop in the staffroom.
If you are new to Tooled Up, take a quick peek at these 10 key benefits that you really need to know about! If you like, you can download and print the file.
In this webinar, Dr Hope Christie explains what trauma is, how posttraumatic stress disorder may develop following a trauma, and what impact trauma symptoms may have on children, adolescents, and adults. Dr Christie outlines how these symptoms may impact behaviour and emotions, and how parents can help support their child and themselves. This webinar is of interest to parents who would like to learn more about trauma and the impact it can have on the individual and their family.
We all want our children to do well at school, both academically and socially. When they have an upcoming exam or assessment, it’s normal for parents to feel a little nervous and hope that their child is able to do their best. However, for children to perform optimally, we need to manage our own anxiety first, watch our tone, gestures and language, and coach, rather than soothe. How do we do it? In this short video, Dr Weston provides some top, evidence-based tips.
Researcher of the Month: Anya Heneghan Discusses the Experiences of Young People Who Have a Sibling with an Eating Disorder
Researcher of the Month, Anya Heneghan talks to us about her work which examines the experiences of siblings when they have a brother or sister with an eating disorder. She talks us through what the existing research shows about how consuming eating disorders can be for siblings and provides numerous tips to help parents support all of their children throughout this very challenging situation.
Navigating health appointments can be challenging for the best of us, let alone for young people, so it is always worthwhile spending a bit of time preparing. We hope that these tips help both you and them.
In this webinar, Dr Weston shares her optimal summer tips to get these tweens and teens ready for the next stage of their educational journeys.
In this interview, Professor Johan Korhonen talks with us about math anxiety and its role on math performance. Find out about why math anxiety may develop in children, what are the early signs of math anxiety, and how it may impact future educational aspirations. Professor Korhonen provides a number of insights into strategies both parents and teachers can implement immediately at home and at school to ease math anxiety in children.