Entries by Jelena N.

Back to School: How to Be Prepared

It’s that time of year already! Whether you’re ready or not, summer break is over and school has started. Since going back to school is often a bit scary, we want to help prepare you to crush this school year! How to prepare for going back to school? So, how can you ready yourself mentally […]

When More Help is Needed

If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. – Mary Engelbreit We all want to feel calm, contented, and joyful as much as possible in our daily lives, and most of us strive to capture those feelings by making choices that enhance our lives. […]

How Do We Gain From Being Kind?

Kindness is one of those paradoxes – we become happier by making other people happier. This sounds a little weird, right? Usually, when we think of being kind to someone, for example to a friend, we think how that friend can benefit from our actions. But we may also gain from being nice to others, […]

Why Teens and Alcohol Don’t Mix

Alcohol is cool! People drink, it’s not a big deal. Adults (my parents, siblings, coworkers, etc.) are drinking, so why shouldn’t I? I only drink sometimes… I only drink beer and wine. Do you recognize some of these thoughts as yours? What do you think about drinking alcohol? You’ve probably heard a lot about it […]

Are You a Visual or a Verbal Learner?

The presentation of information can often be more impactful than the content itself and is directly instrumental in its retention. During instruction and practice, students employ various learning styles. The term “learning styles” refers to the idea that different modes of instruction are more effective for different people. There are several different learning styles. If […]

School Stress: High Achievers

Children, especially adolescents, frequently deal with significant stress during their school years. They usually cite academic requirements, school transitions, peer relationships, and over-commitment as their most challenging issues. So it is notable that so-called high-achieving students, almost without exception, are able to excel despite such challenges [2]. Low achievers versus high achievers There are high […]

Healthy Self-Esteem – How to Build It?

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”–Michel de Montaigne Self-esteem is “how a person feels about him or herself, good or bad, and as manifested in a variety of ways, for example, in pride or shame, but especially in self-confidence” [6]. This feeling is related to a person’s […]