As a parent we all want what’s best for our children regarding their health and, of course, education. We watch them develop as they transition through many significant changes on their journey: starting ‘big’ school, after the freedom of preschool play, finding their feet at secondary school and then, for many, the mix of nerves and excitement of heading off to university. Human Givens’ video addresses the 8 Myths of University.
This formative stage of life can bring some of the most significant and daunting changes a person will have to face as a young adult in education – and some people cope better than others.
There seems to be a greater prevalence of anxiety and mental health problems amongst university students – which is worrying as a parent.
So, what can we do to support our children through this critical time?
Thankfully, there are lots of ways we can help make this leap into university life smoother, less stressful and more rewarding for our children (and even ourselves!)
Let’s start with the 8 myths that trip university students up….
“How to support teenagers through the stress of starting university life” is presented by Gareth Hughes, a human givens psychotherapist working in the Counselling Service for the University of Derby – and what he has to say is a real eye-opener for parents and students alike!