Friday 9 December 2016

Advice to teenagers is a necessity, not a luxury

Published 16/05/2016 | 02:30

'Inadequate or inappropriate advice given to teenage students when they most need direction can cause long-lasting damage'. Stock photo: Getty
'Inadequate or inappropriate advice given to teenage students when they most need direction can cause long-lasting damage'. Stock photo: Getty

Inadequate or inappropriate advice given to teenage students when they most need direction can cause long-lasting damage.

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It can lead to wrong post-school choices and an absence of support for vulnerable teens, who may be struggling with issues such as bullying or family disharmony.

Ending up on the wrong career path can be devastating and costly for school-leavers - first-year college drop-out rates of about 15pc are testament to how many make a mistake.

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