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Solving school stress and strife

In a social media-fixated world, the pressures of being young are greater than ever – but a new book by two Tipperary teachers aims to make it easier for teenage girls to navigate the thicket of troubles at school

15th August, 2015
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The teenage years can be a tricky time for many girls Picture: iStock

Talking to teacher Siobhán Hackett, the anxieties of the schoolgirl me resolve themselves with striking retrospective clarity. I was copying the studying techniques of my A+ sister, a read-write learner who was well suited to the academic system, but I was struggling to remember everything as her photographic memory did. It’s obvious now that I was a kinesthetic learner (someone who learns through movement); the Shakespearean soliloquies, Hackett advises, would have been committed to memory...

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