How Do I Handle My Child’s Exam Nerves?

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In this episode we discuss:

How Do I Handle My Child’s Exam Nerves?

‘Is your child ever too OLD to call you ‘Daddy’?

Handling Your Child’s Exam Nerves & Stress Positively.

We chat about moving from 1 child to 2 children in New Baby – New Challenges

& I’m In Conversation With Sean Grover on How to Seize Back Control from Your Bullying Child.

Sean Grover psychotherapist, speaker and author of ‘WHEN KIDS CALL THE SHOTS: How to Seize Control from Your Darling Bully and Enjoy Being a Parent Again’

Sean Grover is a psychotherapist, speaker and author with 25 years’ experience working with adults and children. He maintains one of the largest group therapy practices in the U.S. and leads over 300 groups a year in his practice, in addition to monthly workshops in clinics, medical centres, youth organisations, and schools.

Sean began his clinical career as a school social worker in some of the most notorious and gang-ridden areas of New York City & during those early years, his affinity for working with youth and connecting with their families led to the rapid expansion of his programmes. Sean was honoured with two awards from New York Times Neediest Cases Fund.

Sean has served as an adolescent expert witness for New York State Supreme Court and as a Board member of Creative Alternatives of New York at Mt. Sinai Hospital, a program that brings drama therapies to a wide range of inpatient and outpatient populations. He has also served as a Program Coordinator for Brooklyn Psychiatric Centres and a Clinical Supervisor at the Harlem Education Arts Fund, and has been a member of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s task force on youth violence, the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society.

Sean is also an inspiring speaker, & has also been interviewed and quoted in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and New York Magazine on issues of parent-child relationships, and in 2016 appeared in a live interview with the The New York Times.

Sean’s interview, “New Book Takes On the Culture of Kids Bullying their Parents,” appeared in over 150 media outlets, including: US News, The Washington Post, ABC News, NBC News, etc.

Sean’s parenting book, WHEN KIDS CALL THE SHOTS: How to Seize Control from Your Darling Bully and Enjoy Being a Parent Again (AMACOM Books, 2015) gathered rave reviews and received a starred review for best new non-fiction from Publishers Weekly. To date, it has been translated into Russia and Chinese.

Sean has many talents and his play, THE TALKING CURE was produced by The New York Theater Festival in Jan. 2017 and received a nomination for BEST PLAY.

Sean’s new Psychology Today blog has gathered over 1 million readers and continues to grow. Sean has contributed dozens of articles to blogs such as PsychCentral, Mind Body Green, Maria Shriver and Huffington Post. Sean is also a featured guest on many podcasts and radio shows and I’m delighted to say now mine:)

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Don’t Stew – Ask Sue Parenting Q & A

Q. Dear Sue, my daughter Lottie is panicking over her exams & not eating properly. She has had anorexia in the past and we had a huge row on Monday morning over her not eating her breakfast before her exam started. Please help as I’m not happy with the way I handled it. Sue Boardman from Epsom, Surrey

Go to – my 10 Quick Win Videos  – check out my advise in my FORUM as well as hearing other parents suggestions & ideas.

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I have also written lots of articles on the subject of exams and revision, here are just a couple for you to browse.

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Q. Dear Sue, I find keeping calm with minor daily stressors such as the baby crying when I am having to see to the other one/sort something out/get dressed! I start to feel almost anxious, panicky and agitated! Can you help? Samantha

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