General Resources

 

Meeting the Emotional Needs of Boarders

Please open the briefing document here.  This document was created for The UK Boarding Schools Association.

Stress busting for teens

FROM THIS    As soon as you realise that you are stressed, say “cancel, cancel” breath deeply and slowly and count to 50 Do something physical, walk, stretch, wriggle your toes and then your fingers, rotate your head, your ankles, shrug your shoulders Stretch your body, your whole body and yawn Dance for 5 minutes Sing, Read More …

Be There for Teens: A Guide for Parents

Parents of teenagers describe the teen years as a time of change, fear, rebellion, moodiness, disrespect, and frustration. But they also say it can be a time of fun, growth, adventure, sharing, understanding, and learning. Research shows that one of the best things you can do for your teen is simply to be there for Read More …

Tips on limiting screen time

Tips on Limiting Your Child’s Screen Time If your child is watching more than two hours of television per day, you’ll want to spend some time working on a plan to reduce his or her screen time. Here are some suggestions: Don’t use the TV as background noise. Only have it on if someone is sitting down Read More …

Talking to children about Divorce

How do children feel about divorce? When a couple decide to get a divorce, they usually have some weighty reasons for parting. A divorce will have huge personal and economic effects on a family and it is often the children who are affected the most; they will always experience grief when the parents divorce. Can Read More …

The Seven Common Parenting Mistakes

Parents don’t usually start out wanting to make mistakes. Too often though, they only rely on their ‘parenting instincts’ and don’t try to get help with common parenting issues and problems. Unfortunately, many of us aren’t instinctively able to know what to do in each and every situation that we face as parents, and we Read More …

Teen Life 2007

Based on the largest survey ever undertaken in Britain, one thousand young people, aged between 14 and 19, were asked to fill in an anonymous self-completion questionnaire, to encourage honesty on topics such as sexual activity, families and social inclusion. Weapons 64% know other teens who have carried a knife or a weapon 39% know Read More …

TEEN STRESS BUSTING. What is a stressor for you?

Most people define stress as worry, tension and pressure, but all stress isn't bad. Some stress can be happy, exciting and challenging. We need stress in our lives; without it life would be dull. For example, right before a race, Mark always feels a little nervous. This stress helps Mark stay alert and prepared. Can Read More …

When I wear black

When I wear black you call me a Goth When I work hard you call me a boff Slit my wrists, get called names again It’s a vicious circle, will it ever end? You laugh and snigger at what you see Never knowing the real me I sit an outcast to this world“Should I do Read More …

Quick fixes for stress

Bananas are high in potassium, which helps send oxygen to the brain and normalizes your heartbeat, thus combating two symptoms of stress Sugar leads to a sugar buzz, which results in a sugar crash, leaving you feeling more tired than before.  Try some fresh fruit or even veggies, you will feel better for having them Read More …

Be There for Teens: A Guide for Parents

Parents of teenagers describe the teen years as a time of change, fear, rebellion, moodiness, disrespect, and frustration. But they also say it can be a time of fun, growth, adventure, sharing, understanding, and learning. Research shows that one of the best things you can do for your teen is simply to be there for Read More …

The Biggest Mistakes Made By Divorced/Separated Parents – (c) Jackie Cox

Unless handled carefully, parents parting can and will damage children emotionally. The damage may last until the children themselves go into permanent relationships, taking that damage with them so negatively affecting their own long-term relationship and possibly taking on it to future generations. No parent would do this intentionally, so I have listed some of Read More …

Tips for controlling anger – (c) Jackie Cox

1.Ignore what is bothering you, block it out, pretend that you cant hear what is being said 2.Deep breathing, relaxation, this helps calm you down, breath gently in while counting to 4, hold the breath while you count to 2, breath gently out while you count to 4. Do this 5 times and you will Read More …

Meditation – (c) Jackie Cox

The following is a medidation to help you relax and de-stress, meditations are also known to help reduce the symptoms of depression. Just find a comfortable place to sit or lie down. Make sure that you are comfortable and close your eyes. Breath quietly and slowly, allowing your breath to naturally slow down. You might Read More …

Help For Anxiety – (c) Jackie Cox

One very effective way to stop the constant cycle of anxious thoughts is for the word “cancel” or “stop” or “delete” to be said either aloud or silently by the person who is anxious, this sends a clear signal to the brain to stop the cycle. If this is done with the use of an Read More …

Help For Depression – (c) Jackie Cox

1. Learn more about depression, its causes and symptoms. 2. Do whatever YOU can to stop ruminating. The following will help Stop yourself whenever you find yourself going there in your head; stop it in its tracks. Read novels when you have nothing to do, exciting novels that allows you to become caught up in Read More …