Education Matters

Six tips for encouraging boys to embrace challenges

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 20, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Any boy can rise to a challenge. If your son views the challenge as something to overcome and conquer, rather than a setback, he is more likely to develop resourcefulness and resilience. Some boys may find that the uncertainty and difficulties of adolescence will affect their motivation and approach to challenges – this can mean that they do not relish the opportunity to prove themselves. Defeating a challenge will not only help your son to grow in character but will help to gain motivation for the next challenge he will inevitably face.

Here are six tips for encouraging boys to embrace challenges:

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Topics: Parenting tips, All boys education, Fathering, Raising boys, Adolescence, Risk-taking, Boys learning

Tips to build your son's communication skills

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Healthy relationships built on trust and respect stem from being able to share our thoughts and feelings. Whether it is a relationship with family or friends, or success at school or in the workplace, the ability to communicate effectively is an essential life skill for our children to master. Parents are central to helping children develop their communication skills, from a young age right through adolescence. 

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Raising boys

Discussing risks and consequences with your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

It is natural for boys to test boundaries and they do so across all developmental stages. When they are young, they don’t always understand the potential for negative outcomes or consequences, especially when they get swept up in the moment, driven by adrenaline and encouraged by their friends.

Discussing risks and consequences with your son is something you will need to do on a regular basis – from the early years when he may test his physical capabilities – to the teenage years when he will explore his independence. Unmanaged risk-taking can lead to dangerous behaviours including binge drinking, smoking, drug taking, aggressive driving and aggressive behaviour.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Risks, Raising boys, Adolescence, Risk-taking, Pastoral care

Teaching your son to think of others

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 8, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Teaching your son to think of others can be a daunting task. Teenagers can be very self-focused. They have a lot on their minds, including social status, relationships, puberty, assessments, examinations and friends.

Learning to think of others, rather than himself, can have a profound impact on your son’s life and relationships. Key to this is having healthy relationships that are built on respect, trust and empathy – the ability to understand and feel the emotions of others.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Raising boys, Pastoral care, Mental health

8 Tips on how to encourage a love of reading in your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 4, 2017 6:00:00 AM

International Literacy Day is a major annual event for literacy advocacy held on 8 September since 1946. This year’s theme is titled: 'Literacy in a Digital World.’ Reading provides the cornerstone for a good education and research has found that it stimulates the brain, improves memory and concentration, and reduces stress. In addition, reading develops knowledge, vocabulary, critical thinking, and greatly enhances your son’s capacity for creative thinking.

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Topics: Literacy, Parenting tips, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Improve learning, Boys and literacy, Early learning

9 Ways to strengthen your father-son bond

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 2, 2017 6:00:00 AM

From time to time, it’s important to take stock and look closely at the relationships you have with your children. The father-son bond in particular, is one that changes throughout your son’s physical and mental development, but the one constant, essential for a healthy father and son relationship, is spending ‘quality time’ together.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Adolescence, Pastoral care

HSC study survival guide: 7 quick tips

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 30, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The HSC can be a highly stressful time for students. Not only are they experiencing an increased work load, they are also experiencing pressure to succeed and anticipating the implications of their results.

Knowing how to help you son can be challenging, so we’ve created an HSC study survival guide with 7 quick tips to help your son through his HSC.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Improve learning, Study tips

Tips to help your son manage priorities

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 25, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Exams, assignments, music lessons, sporting commitments, and drama rehearsals. These are just some of the priorities your son has to manage on a daily basis, not to mention eating a balanced diet, enjoying time out with friends, quality time with family and sleep.

Managing priorities is all about time management; recognising your workload, acknowledging deadlines and knowing if/when you have spare time for additional commitments.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Trinity difference, Improve learning, Study tips

Learning to deal with pressure

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Exams, assessments, social status and game day. These are some of the many things your son may feel ‘stressed’ about during his schooling years.

Stress is the feeling we have when we are under pressure. This could be the pressure your son may feel to succeed, to achieve great results or to be included or accepted by his peers.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Pastoral care, Improve learning, Mental health

How Drama builds character on and off the stage

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 12, 2017 6:00:00 AM

We all hope that our children become people of ‘good’ character, but what does this really mean and how do we encourage them to build ‘good’ character?

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Topics: Parenting tips, Creative empowerment, Co-curricular activities, Creative arts

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