We all know that year 12 can be an incredibly stressful time for students. What we don’t always remember is that parents are often going through this journey as well and can feel just as stressed and helpless. Senior Clinical Psychologist at the University of Technology Sydney, Anna Wallace, offers her tips on how parents can support their teens through this time.
It’s not just students preparing for exams. Parents are on a roller coaster ride too. It's natural to share some of your child's anxieties as they go through this busy and often stressful period, but how can you be useful? Here are some things to consider that will take the pressure off everyone.
Not only is sleep critical in the functioning of all body systems, scientists have found a distinct correlation between our ability to learn and process memories, and our sleeping habits. Studies show too little sleep can contribute to many physical and mental health issues, including poor ability to learn, depression, high blood pressure and disease.
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