ASK DR MIRIAM STOPPARD – Our Agony Aunt solves parents’ dilemmas

Jun 03 2015
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Qualified doctor and UK’s most trusted parenting expert Dr Miriam Stoppard tackles your problems.

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How parents can boost confidence in children

May 26 2015
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Often, when we as parents are discussing how to improve students’ performance and better their interpersonal skills, the subject of “confidence” is raised.

But what exactly is confidence? And is it something that can be developed over time, or is it a finite personality trait that we either possess, or we don’t? The answer may surprise you, but confidence is something that can be developed and fostered over time.

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How to Help Your Teenager Achieve at Exam Time

May 15 2015
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Parents are uniquely placed to understand their own teenagers. It is parents who have nurtured them from birth and even the best teachers have only known your teenager for a short time. Teachers have the ‘good of the group’ in mind and examination outcomes to work for and whilst a good teacher is a great help when it comes to achieving in a particular subject, it is parents who affect teenage learning behaviours in the most profound way. Teenagers are not yet adults (in some ways they are still very much children) and as such they need their parents to help guide them.

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