I think many of us battle weary parents suffer from PEPES (Post-Eleven-Plus-Exams-Syndrome
) and there is no known remedy.
Look at the positives - you probably have a much greater understanding and bonding with your child and during these last few months you have seen them grow up and mature more closely than ever before. Trust me as they move to secondary education they will fast forward and you will find yourself reminiscing about these (good old) days.
You should also take great comfort from the fact that you and your child working as a team tried your level best and whatever the outcome there was no room for improvement.
It is a sad fact that the majority of parents will be left in March trying to console a bitterly dissappointed child let alone coming to terms with the outcome themselves as parents.
Hope for the best and prepare for the worst!
My eldest was a success story, the next one not so, and my third one will have the exams behind him by this Saturday. So I have seen both sides of the divide and I will be sharing your anguish in the months leading up to March.