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School Start eBook

Help Your Child to Thrive

Lynn Jenkins BA (Hons), MPsych (Clin)

Essential reading for any parent wanting to help their child develop the emotional skills necessary for school success!

Starting school can be an anxious time for both children and parents! Studies increasingly show that children who have good emotional skills are far better equipped to meet the challenges they will face and develop resilience in the face of any setbacks. Parents and carers are the key people who can help children to develop these strong emotional foundations — and School Start shows them how to go about it.

Issues that are addressed include helping children to deal with anxiety, initiating new friendships and coping when things don’t always go to plan, accepting people have different strengths and weaknesses and that they won’t always be ‘the best’ (or ‘the worst’) at things, dealing with teasing and bullying, and developing resilience.

Parents are also guided on the need to be self-aware and in touch with their parenting values, while bringing a helpful attitude with them when they come to handle issues their children might encounter, as opposed to drawing on possible ‘baggage’ from their own school years.


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About the author:

Lynn Jenkins is a registered clinical psychologist and co-owner of the Life Matters psychology practice in Newcastle, NSW. Prior to private practice, Lynn worked in adult mental health settings, sexual assault counselling and community counselling. Lynn has a strong interest in perinatal mental health and is passionate about assisting women to feel confident in their ability to raise healthy, happy children. She also writes for Sunny Days parenting magazine on related issues. Lynn’s first book with Exisle was the highly regarded Best Start.



Child Magazine - February 2014

child magazine reviews school start


Practical Parenting - February 2014

'GET EMOTIONAL! If you have a little person about to start big school, new e-book School Start ($4.99 from www.exislepublishing.com) is a must read. Written by Australian psychologist Lynn Jenkins, it's a guide to helping kids be emotionally ready for the adventure ahead.'


Mindfood - January 7, 2014

'Helping little people adjust to big school.....'



Newcastle Herald - January 2014

newcastle herald speaks to lynn jenkins author of school start january 2014


Herald Sun - January 2014

Help for School newbies by Jane Howard

“An accessible read that coaches families about how to ensure children are equipped emotionally to face life in the classroom… Jenkins also offers advice on parental strategies, Naplan stress and new technology challenges like online bullying” 


Canberra Weekly - January 2014

“The book covers a bunch of topics – including anxiety, bullying, initiating friendships and how to cope when things go wrong – and provides families with tools and advice to ensure their kids are emotionally ready to face the classroom” 

Honey Bee Books - January 2014 - reviews School Start

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honey bee books reviews school start by lynn jenkins

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