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  • Published: 7 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143796589
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $22.99

Surviving Year 12




A fully revised and updated edition of the classic bestseller.

Each year, more and more emphasis is placed on achieving good results in the end-of-school exams. This can lead to students feeling extraordinary pressure and having unrealistic expectations. In this all-new and completely revised edition of the bestselling Surviving Year 12, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, Australia's leading adolescent psychologist, gives advice to parents on how they can help their child cope with the pressure, work smarter and actually enjoy their final years of school.

Includes advice on:
The secrets of studying smarter (latest research)
Overcoming anxiety and stress
Getting enough sleep (the best study tool of all)
Setting goals
Dealing with procrastination
Ensuring good exercise and diet regimes
Coping with exams.


Most importantly, Dr Carr-Gregg offers humorous encouragement to help maintain perspective and keep your sanity intact during this important year. With words of wisdom from parents and past students, Surviving Year 12 is a must-have for your family.

  • Pub date: 7 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143796589
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Authors

Michael Carr-Gregg

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is an adolescent psychologist, a well-respected speaker and one of Australia's leading authorities on teenage behaviour. In 1985 he founded CanTeen, the acclaimed cancer patients' support group for teenagers in New Zealand and Australia.

Carr-Gregg has been a regular on Melbourne radio 3AW, the resident parenting expert on Channel 7's Sunrise and a regular on its Morning Show. He has written several bestselling books on parenting, including Surviving Adolescents, The Princess Bitchface Syndrome 2.0, Beyond Cyberbullying and When to Really Worry. He has also worked with organisations including Reach Out and beyondblue and has been the 'Agony Uncle' for Girlfriend magazine. He has won many awards for his work.

Elly Robinson

Elly Robinson is a senior manager, writer and mother of a teen. She is a well-regarded and highly experienced specialist in navigating the interface between evidence and practice in child and family services. She has a Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and a Master of Public Health from the University of Melbourne.


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