Study and exam stress can affect any student, and teenagers are experts at hiding their worries. So how do parents know when to offer help, and what should that help even look like? By the time Genevieve reached year 12, she was used to being on top of things: vice captain and sports captain of her school – a self-described high achiever.
But in the middle of the HSC exam for her best subject, with her heart racing and everyone around her scribbling, she looked down at her paper, stood up and walked out. Gen had her first panic attack.
In this episode of Navigating Parenthood – Talking to teens, brought to you by HCF, we learn how to talk about the teenage experience of stress and study.