JC life involves constant balancing of one’s studies, CCAs, friendships and family life. The different facets of our lives are dependent on one another for optimal functioning.
The 17/18 years old teens are likely more in-control of their moods and emotions with less teen angst and fewer growing pains. That doesn’t mean that a teen will not be emotional when faced with a situation that they don’t have the social skills to handle. The lack of experiences can still place them on an emotional roller coaster until they do gain some know-how. At this phase of your child’s development journey towards adulthood, they will feel the need to be even more independent from you and want to take on responsibility for themselves. This is in addition to their identity quest into the future, in figuring out where they will fit in today’s world, along with feelings of enthusiasm, nostalgia and apprehension about their goals at the same time. Having an optimistic outlook anchored in realism and good work habits are keys in sustaining motivation for a smoother transition.
Along the JC journey, it is common for your child to face interpersonal issues and uncertainty about their future options, and they may benefit from facilitative support from a counsellor. Students are welcome to get in touch with our school counsellor, Mdm Jenny Tan Yiun Fong to make an appointment to discuss their concerns further. We look forward to working with them to help develop life skills and realise their aspirations.
School Counsellor :
Mdm Jenny Tan Yiun Fong
Tel: 6603 0626
Block E, Room E113
Updated as of 3o January 2018