Friday, January 28, 2011
If your kids have finished their exams they are probably a mixture of relieved and possibly apprehensive. The relief of having the exams behind them may dwindle for some who are worried about how they performed. Keeping a posture of moving forward and changing things that can be changed is a good stance to take. Encourage effort, reflection and new direction where needed. Whatever you do avoid shaming with "I told you so" or "If you had just...." Work forward with actions for the future. No blaming, no shaming. And for those who excelled: celebrate with praise for their efforts and actions.