Tag Archives: Exams

Prepare well for exams – but still have a life!

Jess can’t seem to get down to her revision.  Her teachers know that she is a capable student who has the potential to do well, but at this rate she’s not going to do as well as she could.  Jess finds revision boring and Facebook so much more attractive.  It’s not that she wants to […]

Posted on 12 February 2015
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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Coping Well with Exam Stress

Exams are on the way – for some it’s important exams – but actually for many students every exam feels important at the time. Parents want to help, but the trouble is that a lot of the best tips for managing exam stress sound incredibly like the nagging we may have been doing for years […]

Posted on 17 April 2014
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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Praise causes failure!

I know it does, but I still do it; it is ingrained in me that praising is proper parenting behaviour and I am really having to work hard to break the habit. It starts with “What a clever girl, you ate all your greens!” and goes on “What a brilliant picture!” and on “You’re a […]

Posted on 8 March 2013
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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My toddler-teen!

We’re in the midst of GCSE exams – and I am learning a new and delicate dance that reminds me of a dance I had to learn in the toddler years. My teen wants me to back off.  No gentle reminders to revise required, thank you very much.  No help with devising a revision timetable.  […]

Posted on 13 June 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers
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Exam revulsion

I hate exams. I hate the kind of mother I become when exams loom. I do not want to be an overly-ambitious mother who pressurises and pushes her child. I want to be supportive and accepting. Hah! It appears that I am only capable of being supportive when the need for help is towards studying; […]

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Posted on 27 January 2012
Musings: Parenting girls
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