Year 12 is a stressful year at best, but with COVID -19, the stresses have been magnified.
Still, as a father or father-figure you can help your Year 12 student by better understanding the elements that contribute to the health of our students.
Here is a check list to help provide a greater level of knowledge and understanding around student health, and copying in Year 12.
Be sure to catch my webinar on Coping with Year 12 for families, student and close friendship groups on Thursday 24 September.
Father of two daughters and a son, Dr Tim Hawkes has written on raising teens with his latest book, “Ten Leadership Lessons You Should Teach Your Teenager” being popular with parents. Dr Hawkes has been active in the area of values education and the development of leadership skills in students. His four book series, “Learning Leadership – a leadership course for secondary students” has become popular in schools throughout the world.
In 2007, Dr Hawkes was given a “Quality Teaching” Federal Government award for excellence as a school principal for “rejuvenating the educational philosophy and practice of The King’s School by building on its strengths as a national leader in boys’ education, residential education and leadership education.” The citation went on to say that School’s academic results had also improved significantly under his leadership.
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