"I remember working with a student who was under so much pressure to have a perfect score at the end of Year 12, that she was having severe anxiety just at the thought of starting the year." Sacha recalls. "Going into first term of school with a positive vibe is an essential mind set".
"Start the year with some goals that are not only achievable but for which they are excited to stretch themselves further than they thought possible." recommends Sacha. "Young people want to succeed, but they want to have fun as well. Don't lose sight of the fact that life has to be enjoyable – get them involved in things they enjoy".
Sacha reminds us, "As parents we have to remember not to try and relive our lives through our children. It's with their own mistakes they will learn the best lessons. Life is a journey and they have their own lessons to learn."