Tag Archives | Motivation

How do parents cope with exam stress?

  Well school holidays are over for Aussie students (well those in Victoria at least) and term 4 can only mean 1 thing – exams ! BIG ones for those in year 12 hoping to get an ATAR score that will put them in their university course of their dreams. But teachers seem to love […]

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A complex mixture

In some ways I am highly similar to every other human being on the planet and yet at the same time I feel unique. Similar in physical characteristics [the standard two arms, two legs, one mouth etc.]; similar emotionally in that I feel happy and content and then anxious and frustrated; similar socially in that […]

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Where are you heading?

Recently I met with a 16 year old girl who is trying to decide whether to prematurely end her time in high school [she has 1.5 years to go], to finish this year and defer her final year or to continue on and finish year 12 along with her peer group. That’s an easy decision […]

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Would you prefer 50 cents or 500 bucks?

Just the other day I was talking to a young man who is on the edge of leaving school early. I don’t mean going home before lunch, I mean that his school is suggesting to him that he needs to change or he needs to change. [No that wasn’t a typographical error]. Let me explain. […]

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Identical Twins? I don’t think so.

A short time ago I had a conversation with two young men (separately, not together) as they had been referred to me by their school. They were both demotivated, unfocussed, falling behind in their work and were a concern to both the school and their families. They are both the same age, 17, and both […]

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