your soooo right, for sure they do.
I guess its because children are more current thinkers as we plan and forecast life they seem to look at today not tomorrow. I've told my ds that a good education opens more doors and gives you more choice in life but I think he responds more to it'll give you a big house, nice car and cute girl friend "Loads 'a' money" I suppose everyone has a driving force.
I myself take exams three or four times a year (I'm an IT administrator BTW) so I know first had how stressful it can be.
I took my lad to sit the BV exam and couldn't believe how may kids were taking the exam. I watched him being led off by a six former into the school and to be honest I was a quivering mess, while he just took it on the chin. I quizzed him on the way out and he just said "yeahhh alright" and that was that
all those hours of training and study for "yeah its was okay" I thought to myself is this boy made of ice? a few days later he asked me a few questions of a comparative nature regarding KES and BV and I just told him "KES will be harder and maybe a slightly different format. The truth is son I don't really know, just try your best and I'm proud of you for working your socks off".
That statement I made to him a few weeks ago seemed to change him somewhat he seemed more focused and showed more determination to succeed.. so yeahh I'm worried, he like most of the kids attending have worked so hard and even if he don't succeed his hard work wont go unrewarded..