It’s exam time and whilst you might be dropping into the Wodehouse Library to revise we thought we would take this opportunity to mention a few new books dealing with teenage stress to help you through.
Blame my brain: the amazing teenage brain revealed(someone told us that this had made their son understand more about sleep patterns)
Know your brain: feed it, test it, stretch it
The teenage guide to stress.
Read them through if you want/need to but probably right now you might find simply dipping into these books helpful. There’s a short chapter on exams and schoolwork in The teenage guide to stressthat highlights the kinds of worries students feel at this time of year and Nicola Morgan makes a number of suggestions for managing the stress these worries cause.
We’ll mention just 2 more books here:
Mind your head: all about our mental healthby Juno Dawson and Dr Olivia Hewitt
Fighting invisible tigers: stress management for teensby Earl Hipp.
Juno Dawson writes with a real light touch about exams and school and Dr Olivia weighs in with an expert view. There’s a table on p.71 that highlights what stress might look like.
Finally, Earl Hipp’s book busts some myths about stress and there’s a nice section about procrastination which prompted the actual writing and publication of this blog post (which has been in a planning phase for longer than we like to remember).