You want your teen to be more confident, realise how capable they are and have the courage to speak out and be themselves.
Change the way your child sees themselves.
This programme will give your child information that will not only change the way they see themselves and help them decide on the next step, but will also be useful to them, again and again in the future. It will help them be more decisive and communicate better. Oh, and as a bonus it will also help you guide, support and parent them better.
This programme is best for Teens if:
- They are stuck in making a decision about their future and they are tied in knots about it.
- They just need a little direction.
- The need to find the confidence to follow their path.
- They need a little nudge to get them going in the right direction.
- They can’t see whether their chosen path matches their abilities.
- They need to make a decision about A-Levels, GCSEs, further education or their future career.
- The need to find out how to study smarter and wiser.
This program is for any teenager over the age of 14 who wants to understand what they are great at and how to plan their future accordingly.
It will support your teenager to:
1. Understand their natural abilities and tendencies.
2. Understand their decision-making process.
3. Understand their communication style.
4. Figure out the best way they study, therefore be more efficient and effective school.
5. And most importantly it will show them how their unique combination of abilities matches up with the future decisions.
I’ve been delivering this program for over 15 years now and what I know about the test and the feedback is that it helps young people feel much more confident in who they are. It gives them the courage to do things perhaps that they wouldn’t have done before and shows them what they are really capable of achieving if they want to.
I think it stops all of those questions that teenagers are constantly asking themselves, like what am I good at, why is so-and-so much better than me, how do I make this big decision about the rest of my life, etc.
And I think for parents it really helps you understand your child, guide them through the challenging years ahead and helps you have a conversation with them that comes from true knowledge, not just a wing and a prayer. What teens have told me from doing this program is that it helps them make decisions quicker, it helps them stop second-guessing the decisions they make and it helps them be more resilient and keep going because they understand themselves more. I think most importantly they stop beating themselves up for all the things they think they are not, because they fully understand why they are like that.
I have made this program really simple for you to understand; it has two options and both of them include,
- The Highlands Ability Battery. I’ve included a video below where I have walked through one of my daughter’s reports so you can see how beneficial it is to know this information about your child. When your child takes this test they also get several on-line reports, which contain some really supportive and helpful information. See a Student Sample report.
- Your child also gets a two-hour feedback session with me, which is normally completed in two one-hour sessions on Skype or on the phone, where we talk through the results and look at what they mean for them, where they are now and what they might mean for them in the future. If on Skype these calls are recorded.
And if you think your child needs a little bit more support, the second option includes four extra coaching hours where we can really talk through any concerns, future plans and I can support them with any challenges they are having at the moment.
The test and the two-hour feedback is £250. And the test with the six sessions is £450.
The reason that I love this test so much is because it gives me the facts about your child, I can’t help it; it’s the ex-police officer in me that wants evidence because I think often, when you ask someone who they are, they don’t always get it right.
This test gets it right; you can’t cheat on it.
I thought long and hard about how to describe this, I apologise if you haven’t watched Toy Story but I was thinking of the difference between Woody and Buzz Lightyear.
Buzz Lightyear is different; what I love about his character is he knows exactly who he is, he has his own vision and he has absolute belief in his own abilities. He stands fast in that he doesn’t waiver – he just says this is who I am and not changing, whereas if you look at Woody he seems very insecure, not really sure who is. He starts to change to win Andy’s affection and actually gets quite mean.
I want your child to be more like Buzz Lightyear than Woody. I want them to stand tall and strong in who they are, not be waivering at all. I want them to believe in infinity and beyond and have absolute conviction in want they want and the confidence in themselves to try the things they want to try. I want them to have the courage to be brave and step outside of the norm and I want them to have the absolute clarity on who they are and understand why they may be behaving a certain way. Because when we have clarity in whom we are, we are able to make decisions about who we want to be and not make ourselves wrong. That’s what I want for the child; I want them to feel like they matter, I want them to get up every day and know there is a purpose in their life. I want them to be unaffected by their friends and what other people say and keep going when it gets difficult. I want them to make solid decisions and not waiver on them because they know they’re the right ones. I want them to not be affected by life and its expectations, but just listen to themselves. I want them to power through and not let distractions or niggling worries get in their way. And I want them to do all this while keeping it fun, feeling free and at choice.
I want to stop them questioning themselves and procrastinating and just be more inspired. And if that’s what you want for them and that’s what they want for themselves, then this might be the right programme for them.
Contact me and let’s see if this is the right programme for your child.
It’s Maia; I am just emailing to thank you for your help with my A-level choices. I have now chosen Psychology, English Literature, Law and Philosophy and I’m really happy, and feel confident with my choices. I have also received a letter this evening to say I’ve been accepted in to Bridgwater College so, as long as I get the grades, I will be able to do these subjects. I really am grateful for your help as otherwise I really don’t think I would have enjoyed the subjects I had planned to take and would have probably ended up dropping out of college. Your help also means I feel a lot calmer and more secure with my choices and I can’t wait to start studying them in September.
P.S. And if you’re not ready and this is not the right thing for you at the moment, then please do join my gang, On the Sofa with Sarah. I answer questions for parents of teenagers every week, so if this is right for you and you have a question then, please do feel free to join the group.