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Leaving Cert parents: Forget about points and keep focus on daily tasks

Concentrating on the here and now can help keep longer-term anxieties in proportion.

“Forget about points, don’t waste energy fretting about future events and focus on the tasks your teachers set you each week and day.”

This advice to Leaving Cert students from the president of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, Beatrice Dooley, also applies to their parents.

“Individual students are not in this alone, all are equally impacted by this issue,” she stresses. It is not constructive to speculate how events may unfold “as we do not want to raise anxiety levels”. Students need to control what they can control: their learning and their progress.

“As we work through this situation, some students may become stressed about the virus itself or exams. Talking and listening to your child is very important, and dispelling fake news they may pick up on the internet.”

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