While DD brushing her teeth last night I explained what 11+ work we would be doing in the morning and she broke down.
She explained she felt it was all too much and she had no control of what was happening.
How bad did I feel !
I congratulated her on being able to tell me so honestly and asked her what she would like to do. Dreading that she would say 'drop the whole idea'.
Instead she said she wanted to control what and when she works. More dread.
I said we will abandon work tomorrow and talk more in the morning. She went to bed the happiest she has been in ages.
This morning she sat down and dictated what she will do on each weekend before the hols. Which subjects she will do on each weekday of the hols and for how long.
She was so organised.
She chose to do a full 50 minute test on each Monday then a 30 minute test on Tuesdays. Wednesdays and Thursdays are the daily tests and Fridays are for going over any corrections.
No prompting or cajoling required.
I couldn't do a better job myself