To all Essex mums and dads,
This week is the final week before the 11+ and it is rather normal to feel nervous or even panic sometimes. But please don't ( I know it is easier said than done)!! You should be proud of yourselves and your children to spend time to prepare and go for the exam.
When my son did the exam 2 years ago, it was ME who were so nervous that I could not sleep too well the week before. Thinking, will the alarm clock work on that morning? How will be the traffic like on the Saturday? etc, etc...
On the other hand, my son was more relaxed (thank god for that) and reassured me that he knew it would be the real thing which he would give his best shot on that day!! We had a little talk beforehand and just really appreciated the effort he put in for the exam
I think at this stage, the most important thing is to maintain their confidence and make the atmosphere as relaxing as possible.
Next week this time, the exam will be over!!
GOOD LUCK AND WISH YOU ALL THE BEST NEXT SATURDAY!!