Former teacher writes book after seeing ‘declining mental health’ in students
Nicole Bateman (Image: Nicole Bateman) A FORMER teacher from Bournemouth has written a book after…
A FORMER teacher from Bournemouth has written a book after witnessing the declining mental health of her students during their exams.
Nicole Bateman is preparing for the launch of ‘My child has exams…now what?’- her own comprehensive guide for parents of 10–18-year-olds on how to support their child through their exam years.
It follows her own experience working as a teacher, and a drive to lessen the pressure for struggling students.
Nicole said: “The new book advocates early provision and a proactive approach to supporting young people navigate the stress and anxiety around exams.
“Parents, rightly so, want their children to be well prepared for the future but the pressure of exams can be overwhelming for students and parents alike.
“The book is for parents who want to nurture their child to achieve their full potential without there being a detrimental impact on their mental health.”
The new book will cover the ‘Organised Revision Method’ which Nicole explains to be a ‘nurturing approach’ to help parents get the best out of their child whilst connecting with them.
Nicole, and featured experts in the fields of education, home organisation and family meal planning, share tips parents can implement to help their children approach exams in a healthy manner.
She said: “Exams are like learning to play a game and should definitely not be a measure of someone’s worth.”
There will be an online launch event for ‘My child has exams…now what?’ on February 2.
Alongside book writing, Nicole has also been running her own business- A Box Full of Joy- and was named Rising Star/Young Entrepeneur at last year’s Bournemouth Business Awards.
Launched in August 2021, A Box Full of Joy offers unique products, as well as workshops and coaching, to support young people who struggle to communicate their feelings.
She said she was inspired to create the business after her son was diagnosed with epilepsy and was struggling to express his emotions.