Are you studying now?
Our middle son is very close to his A levels right now and, as caring parents, Julie, my wife, and I discuss how we can best get him to fulfil his potential.
Like my parents before me I imagine, there is a balance between trying too hard and letting our children do what they have to. Sometimes all we can do is provide support, they are the ones who have to figure it out.
One thing that happens, as he is very much into his music, is that he would rather be playing with the band or, as he is blessed with a lovely girlfriend, be having a great time with her. Could some of this time be spent more profitably right now getting on with some revision? Only he can decide!
In a recent conversation about this with Julie, when I commented on the above, she made this comment, was I being to concerned about excessive happiness?
Best wishes to all those about to do their exams, may you get the results you deserve based on the effort you have put in!
To your success!
UPDATE – 12.05.13
Joe, our oldest son has just informed us that he has got 80% in one of his modules, well done Joe!
The interesting thing was that he was doing the write up while we were on holiday in Chertsey a while back doing Chessington, Thorpe Park and Legoland all in one week.
Another interesting thing was that Joe did not enjoy doing the write up at all!!!
Just goes to show that if you choose to do something well you can. Now you just need to know how to design it that way.