How to help children conquer the fear of failure

May 19 2015
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Fear can be crippling for children, impacting everything from a child’s confidence to their academic performance. In order to give your children the best chances of achieving their potential then, removing a fear of failure is nothing short of crucial.

What is fear?

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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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What role will you play in your child’s career path? Why I encourage my daughter to go into engineering

Apr 27 2015
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I am Chloe Agg and I am Senior Mechanical Engineer at Cundall. I will discuss here the perceptions parents may have of engineering and why I’ll be encouraging my daughter to enter the industry.

This week, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) launched a campaign called Engineer a Better World. The campaign is aimed at parents to encourage their children, especially daughters, to think about engineering as an interesting and relevant career choice. It’s exciting that there are organisations focusing on the promotion of careers in the engineering industry and I am keen to share my insight. What’s more, I think it’s really positive the IET is investigating the barriers that may be preventing more women joining my industry.

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