how did this happen
I want to say that I am just joking but seriously freaking out here, but I am emotional like that and seeing that I can’t let the big girl see me I shall freak out here for 2 paragraphs. And then resume the calmness.
LOL just needed a little dramatic release.
GSAT is tomorrow and I know many of us parents are fighting the urge to do just one more past paper or cram one last equation, river, hero or solar system into their brain but honestly we need to not do that. Poor little brains are totally saturated right about now.
This extra week , though slightly frustrating because of the reason it came about, has proven to be a God sent because most of the children in my daughter’s school seem so much calmer.
So what should we do with them this evening then?
Well firstly if you are like me you have to find a way to temper the anxiety by doing anything that is encouraging and supportive and includes a lot of hugs and reminders of how proud we are of them.
- It should be an easy evening ( doubt I would lift my no TV ban though)
- so fun with the siblings,
- reading a favourite book
- listen to some favourite music
- dinner together
- and early to bed.
I love the tip given by the ScotiaFoundation
Hug them before the exam and hug them after the exam.
At the special devotions given to the grade 6 classes earlier the pastor also spoke about prayer. Praying together and reminding them to say a prayer before, after and during must help to ease the nerves.
Good luck all you Grade 6ers and to you parents.
( attaching the ScotiaFoundation tip sheet )