All Posts by Lucy Parsons

[52] When to start a UCAS application – the timelines explained

If your child is planning on going to university you’re probably wondering how much the process has changed since you were at that stage, and what needs to be done when. In this blog post I’m going to explain when to start a UCAS application as well as all the timelines leading up to starting […]

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[51] Dyspraxia: how support a child with dyspraxia with Rosaline Van de Weyer

Often overlooked and misdiagnosed – dyspraxia affects 1 in 10 in the UK. In this week’s episode, we’re joined by dyspraxia and neurological expert Rosaline Van de Weyer, to learn more about the condition. We uncover how as a parent you can best support your child, learning strategies for students, and how schools have improved […]

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[50] How to revise when you’re grieving with Dipti Tait

Every year, students or parents very sadly contact me to ask how to revise for exams and do their very best alongside grief. Grief expert and hypnotherapist Dipti Tait joins the show to uncover the grieving process, and how you can use grief to help you and not hinder you. Having experienced personal loss herself, […]

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[49] How to beat exam stress with Clare Josa

Slamming doors and snappy comments from your teenagers may feel like a pain for you. But there’s something else going here – they’re stressed. With exam season, it’s the perfect time for you as a parent to teach your children how to deal with stress. I brought expert Clare Josa on to today’s show, to […]

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[48] Overcoming bullying and bereavement to get the grades and into Oxford with Beca Read

A few days after results day a few years ago, a student reached out to me to say she’d gotten into Oxford University, but felt uncertain that she would fit it in. Beca had a tough upbringing losing her mother, brother and being bullied at a state school – would Oxford University fulfill the dreams […]

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[47] Exam Season SOS: How to help a child who hasn’t started to revise with one week to go

Exam season is bearing down on us. If your child hasn’t yet started to revise you need to read / listen to this because I’m going to share with you my tactics on how to make last-minute revision count. But, first, a word of warning. I do not advocate last-minute revision or cramming. It is […]

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[46] How to help your child overcome perfectionism with Lisa van Gemert

With the exam season fast approaching, it’s easy for students to set themselves high standards. For the perfectionists, it gets particularly overwhelming. A former perfectionist, today’s guest is Lisa van Gemert. We explore the destructive nature of setting unreasonably high standards, and what can be done to overcome these habits. About Lisa van Gemert As […]

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[45] How to stop social media from ruining your child’s grades

If your child cares more about completing their Snapchat streaks than getting their revision done and making the most of their potential you’re probably tearing your hair out in despair. In this post I’m going to give you some handy tips about how to stop social media from ruining your child’s grades. How to stop […]

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