Beyond the HSC: Unwrapping the Gift of True Worth

by | Jan 16, 2024 | Mental Health, Parenting, Resilience | 0 comments

Hey parents, guess what? Your amazing kids just conquered the HSC, and that’s a monumental achievement! But let’s hit pause and chat about something vital.

Jennifer Breheny Wallace’s book “Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic – and What We Can Do About It” spills the beans on a game-changer – untangling our kid’s self-worth from their achievements.

We all want our kids to shine, but sometimes the pressure cooker of success clouds the real gem – their sense of self. Wallace’s insights nudge us to step back from the grades and accolades and focus on fostering a healthy, balanced perspective.

The HSC is a rollercoaster ride, and it’s easy for our teens to tie their worth solely to those exam results. Wallace challenges us to break free from this mindset, urging us to remind our kids that they matter far more than the grades they have or haven’t earned.

Let’s be the support team our teens need. Wallace’s book encourages us to celebrate the unique qualities that make our kids special, even if the HSC journey wasn’t a straight-A path. Because in the grand scheme of life, their self-worth encompasses so much more than a number on a paper.

So, here’s to unwrapping the real gift – a resilient, confident, and self-assured young adult. Should you or your budding young adult need support on your journey, please don’t hesitate to contact one of the team at Centre for Effective Living.