Dr Pooky Knightsmith, Mental Health Advisor, Author, Speaker & Educator
Comforting without being condescending, this book provides clear guidance and structured support for anyone worried about exams. Working through the activities will enable young people to understand and take control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours and to take practical steps to setting and reaching their goals. (Oh, and there's great guidance and ideas for supporting adults too!)
Siobhán Lowe, Head Teacher, Tolworth Girls' School and Sixth Form
This brilliant book is accessible for all ages from the Year 6 pupil dealing with their SATs to the Year 13 student preparing for their A-level examination and university life. I liked the information section for adults, the useful pointers to websites and information and the reflection for parents and adults so that they could appreciate what our young people are experiencing. It has a user-friendly layout that you can work through on a section-by-section basis, you can then dip in and out of the sections as needed to refresh, top up and reflect for last minute revision. The hands-on practical activities, the hints and guidance on a range of topics make this book a 'go to' guide for parents, kids and professionals. I loved the top tips, loved the illustrations, the language was accessible to all and the fact that all activities could be group or individual. It was real, thoughtful, empathetic and enabled the kids to develop resilience rather than reliance - I really loved it!
Dr. Rebecca Williamson, Senior Educational Psychologist, Achieving for Children and Academic and Professional Tutor, University College London.
A versatile, user friendly and highly practical resource that I can see will be of benefit for young people, their parents and a range of professionals. The book is easy to navigate thus making it perfect for individualising the support and development needed and wanted. I can see its applicability for individuals and groups alike. The chapter that focuses on the supporting adult themselves is a real bonus and an important starting point. I highly recommend and will start making use of immediately.