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Dec 22, 2020

Happy Vs Flourishing episode18 with Paul & Emily Hughes who run a company named "Parents guide to GCSE" which arms parents of children taking their GCSE exams with the ammunition required to assist their children in getting through this stressful time for both the child and the parents.

Half of your child’s learning time is spent at home. Emily and Paul help make it less #sendwine and more #winning.

Parents naturally want to help their child succeed, but it’s been a while since we all did our exams and the 5 minute chat at a parents’ evening is nowhere near sufficient, so if you knew exactly what your child should do and when; it would be easier to support them, that's where Paul and Emily save parents.

  • Topics discussed:
    Why you can't rely on school to communicate every little thing.
  • Don't bank on your teenager telling you… well, anything. (There’s a limit to how much information you can communicate using only grunts, shrugs or eye-rolls.)
  • The enormous stress teachers are under at the moment
  • The vague government announcements that leave headteachers, teachers, school staff, parents and the children confused
  • Learning techniques
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has affected school children
  • The school curriculum is vastly different to how it was for the parents of most school children, making it extremely difficult for them to even understand some homework their children are struggling with
  • The course that Emily and Paul have that helps parents through this stressful period
  • How they help both the children and the parents with so much more than just their schoolwork, but also teach them vital life schools that schools are not giving them such as finance


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Recommended books:

Oversubscribed: How To Get People Lining Up To Do Business With You - Daniel Priestley

Key Person of Influence: The Five-Step Method to Become One of the Most Highly Valued and Highly Paid People in Your Industry - Daniel Priestley

Routine Machine - John Lamerton

Favourite quotes:

"If you're unwilling to learn, no one can teach you. If you're determined to learn, no one can stop you" - Zig Ziglar

"Knowledge beats nagging"

Other books mentioned in this episode:

Rest- Why you get more work done when you work less - Alex Pang

How to Develop a Brilliant Memory Week by Week: 50 Proven Ways to Enhance Your Memory: 50 Proven Ways to Enhance Your Memory Skills - Dominic O'Brien

Mindstore: The Classic Personal Development Program: The Classic Personal Development - Jack Black

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