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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:26 pm 
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When I sit down with my son to do the papers he always seems to complain and say that they are to hard and he can’t do it. Then I start to panic. Is this right for him?? I’m not sure if he’s just getting fed up with me telling him to go and do his work or that he’s really struggling. I have spoken to his tutor a few times and she’s told me over and over again that he’s doing brilliant within his lessons and has good results on his practice tests. He does get his books out most days to do his work so I know he wants to take the tests. His school teacher has also said he’s a good candidate aswell. My head is swimming with everything that we need to do so I can only imagine how he is feeling. I’m trying not to put to much pressure on him but at the same time I want him to keep revising. Heeelllllpppp


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:35 am 
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Which test and when?

One of mine was like this and came out of real thing having sobbed in the breaks and cried all the way home telling me everything she had missed out or done wrong. Got v high score.

She just never properly took me n the fact that you do not have to get it all correct to pass or get a high score.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:25 am 
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I found it impossible to work with my son...we just seemed to get into power struggles and arguements...so I have to leave all matters around education to tutors and teachers and just keep the mum hat on...and keep my anxieties away from the situation...


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:32 am 
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Give him a complete break.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:05 am 
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A couple of Days off did my DS the World of good. We were in somewhat similar situation at the beginning of summer with mock papers and I was very anxious as to whether we had put too much pressure on him. A week off with no mention of tests worked for us then and we are planning it again. Obviously the exams are close so you need to consider how much time DC has off at this stage. My DS has 4 days off at camping this week with no books (apart from his graphic novels), lots of fresh air (hopefully no rain). We will then hit the books on our return before his first exam, I am hoping this will keep him on track.

Children get frustrated very quickly when they cannot answer some papers and this manifests in them being upset and proclaiming the "paper is to hard". Don't worry - just keep the mood happy and make sure they have lots of time doing the things they love, this will hopefully balance the negativity....Goodluck!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:41 am 
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Guest55 wrote:
Give him a complete break.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:42 pm 
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Thank you everyone. We just tried 11+ maths and verbal reasoning paper and it didn’t go well at all it was the CEM papers i feel like an awful mother right now.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:18 pm 
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Are you doing CEM? If not, I'd just go through the GL papers - and if he's finding them too hard do them with him then he can do them on his own another time.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:40 pm 
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What’s the difference between CEM and GL please don’t tell me I’ve brough him the wrong papers, definitely says 11+ 2018 :o :? :cry:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:59 pm 
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What school will your DC be sitting a test for?


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