Archive for the ‘Mindfulness’ Category

How to help your child handle stress better

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

More than ever before children between 5 and 19 have ongoing mental health issues. In fact, anxiety and depression has almost doubled in 15 years. Education and peer pressure, body image concerns and social media overload can contribute to a melting pot of stress… Of course, there are natural, every day anxieties and challenges which […]

Perform at your best in any exam

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Exams – whether SATs, GCSEs, A Levels or entrance tests – can strike fear into all of us. Whether you’re days, weeks or months away from that first big test, you’re bound to feel a bit jittery. Worry not – there are plenty of things you can do to make sure that you sail through […]

Practice makes perfect, right?

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

How to overcome failure fast The drive for perfection is embedded in schools. Get the best grades, pass first time, win the match. But the truth is, in the real world perfection all the time doesn’t exist. Most people in life make mistakes. You’ll hear it took them three goes to pass a driving test, […]

Make your final year count

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Education is all about new beginnings, new opportunities. Even if you received a disappointing report last year – where you perhaps didn’t meet expectations or target grades – you now have the chance to put that right. Even though it’s the Summer hols, you can still get yourself lesson-ready so you can get ahead in […]

I’m rubbish, I’ve failed! What to do if your child says this!

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Hands up who’s heard these heartbreaking words? You’d not be alone. These days, there is so much pressure for children to be perfect, to ‘win’ all the time and be as good as everyone else at everything. Sooner rather than later, insecurity rears its head and you’ve one unhappy child with zero confidence on your hands. […]

The Power of Praise

Friday, October 27th, 2017

When your child comes home devastated if they’ve done badly in a test, didn’t secure the ‘expected’ levels or has bombed in an end of term mock exam, the first reaction is often to panic. If you find it bewildering how to help your child overcome disappointment, you’d not be alone. Some children don’t just ‘brush off’ a feeling of failure […]

Is your child suffering from no confidence?

Monday, March 9th, 2015

It can be a real problem. Especially at school… In fact, here at 1-2-1 Home Tutors, we find it’s one of the biggest single factors which leads to children not doing as well as their peers. Children can be masters of talking themselves out of something – or believing they can’t do it. Even if they haven’t articulated […]

Mindfulness… Can it help my child cope better?

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Many children feel pressure to achieve when exams, tests and deadlines loom. On top of this, peer pressure and natural anxieties about growing up can put extra stress on children. Plus, if your child has ADHD or is on the Autistic spectrum, there might be other difficulties added to the mix. While ministers debate how […]