All boys in this house JD so no experience of strong minded dds! Thankfully my boys have all been easily manipulated as youngsters although sadly this has changed as they have got older.
We stopped off in Henley on the way home on Sat and treated our lad to a huge ice cream, (we had tiny ones) and popped to the shops and brought him a few bits he wanted. He was so happy he said he wouldn't mind sitting it again next week, so the experience wasn't too bad!
I liked the fact that at Stratford they let the parents into the hall to drop and fetch their children and they were sitting near their pals from school. Far less stressful than Birmingham, although having been through it before I knew what to expect. That's it for me unless we decide to do KES in January, we will see how he does in these first!
Many thanks for all the help given on the forum particularly from Okanagan and Um.