How to Build Confidence in Teenagers Revealed by Accelerated Learning Camp for Bright as well as Struggling Students
VICTORIA, Australia March, 2014 – Australia’s leading personal development specialist and the Director of an Australian school holiday camp, Heather Yelland remembers fondly the first camp they held over two years ago where a young lady named Sarah’s concept of what was possible for her to achieve was multiplied exponentially.
“Sarah was 15 and in Year 9 when she attended Green SuperCamp® Australia. She was assumed to have a ‘learning difficulty’ and was being left far behind her fellow pupils in class. Sarah was reading at 159 words per minute but after learning the speed reading strategies as part of the Quantum Learning® framework, Sarah read at 665 words per minute without any loss of comprehension,” says Heather, who has worked with thousands of children and has a unique understanding of how to build confidence in teenage children having worked with thousands of teenagers across her 30 year career in psychology and personal development.
“The biggest gift for me was actually knowing that Sarah now believed she could do anything she wanted. Imagine being told you have a learning difficulty and then being able to read 4x faster than you could before (and faster than most of your peers) in just a few days. What do you think that would do for your belief of what is possible?” Heather enthuses.
Green SuperCamp® Australia runs school holiday camps that offer a mix of academic accelerated learning techniques, communication and leadership skills, outdoor fun, awareness of the environment, and most importantly for parents who know their children don’t understand just how amazing they are – the camp helps children understand and love who they are a whole lot more. This is what Heather believes is necessary in order to build confidence in young people.
This camp isn’t just for students who appear to be ‘struggling’ in class, in fact one young man named Nathan attended the Green SuperCamp® Australia program at the top of most of his classes, with an incredible intellect, but a crippling view of himself. He labelled himself a ‘geek’, longed to be in the ‘cool group’ and thought no one would like him if they knew who he really was.
“I was not myself [around people] and when I did trust someone enough to show them the real me they were upset or hurt that I hadn’t been myself around them before, and I could lose relationships with them,” says Nathan. “The SuperCamp® facilitators taught me that... everyone likes you for who you are – the good and the bad – and the funny, quirky things are what make people remember you…Now I know I am good enough and thankfully most people like me for who I am.”
Heather urges parents searching for answers to the ‘how to build confidence in their children’ question to call and have a conversation with her Green SuperCamp® Australia team about whether the camp is right for their child or not. Green SuperCamp® Australia is hosting a camp for 14-17 year olds on the 10th – 19th of April, and a camp for 11-14 year olds on the 28th of September – 4th of October this year. Visit www.greensupercamp.com.au for more information on how reading strategies are important, but increased confidence is crucial to a happy life for all teenagers.
- Contact Information
- Heather Yelland
- Green SuperCamp® Australia
- (61) (03) 9016 9575
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