How to Help Your Child Survive (And Even Thrive) During VCE – Part 2 of 3

(This is the second post in a three part series. Click here for part 1)

Communication is Key

It can be easy to tell yourself, “if my child is worried, they will tell me”, or, “if they need help with schoolwork, they will tell me”, but the ways teenagers communicate their feelings are not always so straightforward…

1. Make the first move

Sitting back and waiting for your teenage son or daughter to come to you could lead to you are waiting an awfully long time!

You are the adult and parent, so take the first step to show them you care.

2. Timing

Catch them at the right moment to have a chat or make a request. Timing is very important!

Some good times to open up are…

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How to Help Your Child Survive (And Even Thrive) During VCE – Part 1 of 3

(This is the first post in a three part series.)

The Causes and Symptoms of Stress

VCE* is the most stressful period of school that your child will undertake. Even the most capable student can feel overwhelmed from time-to-time.

(*The Victorian Certificate of Education covers the final two years of secondary school.)

What’s more, stress can not only compromise your child’s ability to achieve their full academic potential…but it can also take a toll on their health, their relationships with friends and family and their emotional wellbeing.

So what can you do about it?

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