There’s a dirty little secret about the year 12 exams, a secret only those who’ve lived through them know. It goes something like this: they don’t define you, and they certainly don’t define the life that’s waiting for you afterwards.
The subtle culture pressures that exists around this time not only affects students but parents, too. From the economic pressure that comes with sending your child to a private or selective school to the helicopter parent conundrum whereby a parent feels judged based on their child’s performance.
It’s about reminding parents that there are practical things they can do to support their child through the exam period and also to let them know that if you’ve got a young person that’s saying they are really stressed or anxious, don’t take that lightly.
– Julia Naughton