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Managing Stress During Exam Time

The final exam period of any subject or course can be daunting, especially when you have a number of exams to get through! It is important to manage stress levels and be proactive about staying on top of things. Here are a few tips for students and parents to think about. For Students: Establish a routine for study – have …

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Special Exam Arrangements – Deborah quoted in the Herald Sun

I was contact by a journalist from the Herald Sun and asked for my views on the increasing number of private school applications for Special Exam Arrangements. The trend suggests that independent schools are submitting more applications than state schools.  My view is that if the student is eligible, they should apply. From the Lasik NYC article: School Psychology Services founder Deborah …

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The Impact of Divorce on Children

According to the Bureau of Statistics and the experts of Washington County divorce attorneys, one third of marriages end in divorce. Parents often wonder what impact their divorce or separation will have on their children. Best family lawyers provide sound legal guidance to those wishing to settle divorce and child custody process without the hassle of undergoing court trials. What …

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Low Cost Child Psychological Assessment – Is It Really Value For Money?

Parents sometimes ask me about the cost difference between our child assessment services and other providers. (Our rates are not the highest in Melbourne but we are closer to the premium end than the bottom end of the market.) In effect, what they are asking is this: Does it really matter who provides the service? The simple answer is YES! It …

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Know Your Childrens Friends

Deborah is featured in Good Health Magazine

Deborah spoke with Good Health Magazine in December 2011 about the importance of knowing your children’s friends with best modular helmet. Check out the horoscope zodiac signs full article here.

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Big School Little Hurdles

Deborah interviewed by Practical Parenting Magazine

Deborah was interviewed by Practical Parenting Magazine in February 2012 for an article about starting school. Check out the full article:  Deborah Jepsen talks to Practical Parenting_Feb 2012 Check out the magazine website here.  

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Clare Ivens Joins the Team

Clare has joined School Psychology Services on a part-time basis while she continues her full-time role as a School Psychologist. Clare is seeing one or two clients per week and will occasionally run specialised programs on a Saturday. Clare explains why she loves working with children: I love working with children and teenagers because I appreciate that life can sometimes …

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What’s been happening? “Deborah is a Mum to Charlie!”

It’s been a while since I have updated this blog as I have been enjoying being a Mum! Charlie arrived on the 12th October 2011. My little bundle of joy has been keeping me busy!Charlie is an active baby who loves to feed (sometime a little too frequently!) and he is full of smiles. After a week at sleep school …

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The Waves of Life

Dreams ride the waves of life. When they get to shore they break, unless caught by a surfer, only then are they brought into reality. We are all surfers on the waves of life, we choose which waves we ride and which waves pass us by. I recently put up some new prints in our office reception, one of which …

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Understanding Negative Emotions

While negative emotions have the potential to be destructive, it is also important to understand them and learn to control them, so they don’t control you. Negative emotions include sadness, anger, jealousy, hate and severe anxiety. These emotions can impede your ability to cope with everyday situations. However, negative emotions are a natural part of life and they provide a …

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