Understanding Our Children During Exams
Last year one gorgeous mum from our beautiful Cazinc community sent me a brilliant article on her son "Are We Too Focused On Our Child's Atar Score?"
It is exam time again now, and I wanted to share with you a letter I read on social media. As most of you know, I am a mother of four children. Two children breezed through school, but my creative sons don't precisely fit the mould of what is standard in the way we educate our children. This letter that a school principal sent to all parents before exams was brilliant.
The exams of your children are to start soon. I know you are all anxious for your child to do well.
But, please do remember, amongst the students who will be sitting the exams there is an artist, who doesn't need to understand maths. There is an entrepreneur, who doesn't care about history or English literature. There is a musician, whose chemistry marks won't matter. There's an athlete whose physical fitness is more important than physics. If your child does get top marks, that's great! But if he or she doesn't, please don't take away their self-confidence and dignity from them. Tell them it's OK. It's just an exam! They are cut out for much bigger things in life. Tell them, no matter what they score, you love them and will not judge them.
Please do this and when you do, watch your children conquer the world. One exam or a low mark won't take away their dreams or talent. And please, do not think that doctors and engineers are the only happy people in this world.
Cheers to raising happy and confident children, and may they grow up to be in a career they love and enjoy.
Carolyn (Caz) Rowland is a fashion designer, model, lifestyle blogger and professional Image Stylist. Caz is also a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching. Caz is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.