How To Prepare My Child For College (Simple Beginners Guide)

Tara Cunningham College Life

My daughter has done her final exams and is set to go to college this fall. But am I ready and is she? We must not stand in our children’s way no matter how much we will miss them. In preparing a child for college ensure it’s a positive experience.  She has never lived away from home before and will …

Should I Study At Home Or Library (The Pros and Cons)

Holly Cunningham College Life

In order for your exams to go well you need to have a dedicated space. This could be at home or in a library. There are pros and cons to both. Should I study at home or at the library? Studying at home is preferable but not always achievable. The library is also a good choice however it needs to …

How To Start Preparing For College (The Ultimate Beginners Guide)

Holly Cunningham College Life

So you have your place in college but now comes the hard part for some. The move. If your college of choice is more than 40-50 miles away then you will have to consider moving out of home. This was the case for me. Here’s how I managed it. How do you prepare for college? By being organised and setting …

Post Exam Slump: Relight The Fire

Tara Cunningham College Life

Have you just finished some major exams and now find yourself in a bit of a slump? Don’t be too worried, this is a very normal phenomenon. My daughter hit an all time low, this is how we managed to lift her back up. Have you hit a post exam slump? Firstly you need to start thinking about you for …

How To Write A Study Plan: That Actually Works

Holly Cunningham College Life, High School

In order to study effectively there must be a plan in place. This is something that also needs to be learned. A good study plan will make the process more manageable. Here’s everything you need to know to get you on track. Writing a Study Plan starts with prioritizing your subjects. A new plan must be written every week. Try and …

How To Deal With Leaving High School (The Ultimate Survival Guide)

Holly Cunningham High School

High school is a safe place. Everything is laid out before you and teachers look out for you. School can be a second home for many people. But this inevitably must come to an end. Leaving school must be seen as a positive, new beginning. This is how I coped with leaving school. How do I cope with leaving school? …

Child Interested in Study

How To Make A Child Interested In Studying

Tara Cunningham High School

I have two very different kids. One self-starter and one that regularly needs a push. No matter how bright your child is, if they are preparing for exams, they must be prepared to study. This is the way it worked for us. How can I teach my child to study. They must be prepared. In order to be prepared a …

Study Without Pressure

Tara Cunningham Motivation, Teen Issues

We all experience stress in our lives at some point. But as a parent it’s very difficult to see your child trying to manage stress. How they cope with it is the key to getting through any situation. Exam stress is no different. This is how we guided our teens through their exam stress. So how do you cope with …