Author: james

Five things every child needs to know but is rarely taught

Five things every child needs to know but is rarely taught. 1) Focus and concentration. Do you remember your days at school when you were told to focus and concentrate on your work or to what the teacher was talking about at the front of the room with all your mates around you trying to distract you? Was there ever a time when someone actually took the time to teach you how to focus, or how to...
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10 Great strategies to be more successful in life

10 Great strategies to be more successful in life 1. YOU EITHER GET IT, OR YOU DON'T Thomas Watson the chairman for IBM once said "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers" - do you think he got it? I see life as a game and those people who get how the game is being played by those around them will find more success in their life. And example would be one that I give my son - "I...
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Six tips for surviving the teenager years

Six tips for surviving the teenager years #Note: Everything I write is subjective to my experience - there are always exceptions to every rule and social norm. Where it is evidence based I will add a reference, or supported by the opinions of others I will add a link.  I hear it almost every day from parents, "Who took my little angel child and left me with this evil teenager?". Here are a few...
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Ten Life strategies

10 Strategies For Life
Ten Life Strategies 1. YOU EITHER GET IT, OR YOU DON’T Systems are at play – either you work out how to make the systems work for you or you don’t and you become a victim. Work out what really works to get more of what you want and less of what you don’t want and then go all in on what works. Figure out how to get along with people who can help you get what you want out of life. Do you know peop...
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Brief Behavioural Coaching for teenager anxiety

Teenager Anxiety
Brief Behavioural Coaching for teenager anxiety We often have teenagers at our camps who present with anxiety conditions to various activities. It is suggested that 25% of 13-18yr olds have some kind of anxiety disorder. Therefore it is only natural that we will at some stage have to manage instances arising out of these conditions. It is commonly asked by parents how we deal with teens who pre...
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Six reasons why you should send your teenager on a school holiday camp

School Holiday Camp
Many people ask us why we believe sending their teenager on a school holiday camp is a good thing. Here are our tip six reasons: 1. Parents at work, teens at home - alone.  Whilst we may not like it parents do have to go to work and therefore teenagers are left at home alone. This is not always a bad thing, not all teenagers will go wild and roam the streets in search of trouble, but it does...
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Life Coaching – The facts about what it is, and is not.

Life coaching - the facts
Life Coaching - The facts about what it is, and is not. Many people often believe that coaching (and counselling) is where the facilitator is some kind of expert with all the answers on how to fix you and can magically give you all the solutions to achieving your goals in life. The reality is you know more about yourself than they will ever know - they do not know your world, what experiences...
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