Top tips for grown-ups whose offspring didn’t get the grades they wanted

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This is for all the parents of children who didn’t got the grades they want.

This is for the families whose children are not jumping in the air with delight.

This is for the adults who, when someone asks “Well, how did they get on?” just want to crawl into a hole and die.

1, Are you upset? Get over it. It isn’t the end of the world. Do something that helps. Go for a walk, have a drink, eat cake. But get over it. It’s not the end of the world.

2. If your child is upset, then please comfort them. Don’t make them feel like it’s the end of the world because it isn’t.

3. There are plenty of things you, and your child can do to overcome this. You know the answers already – talk to the school, do resists, organise another course.

4. Listen to what your child wants.

5. Remember, we didn’t give birth to bring up children to sit A levels and go to University. We invest love, time and effort in bringing up our offspring for them to be happy and successful in whatever career they choose. There are many ways to get there. There are many ways to be happy.

6. Love them just as they are. Love is unconditional, it doesn’t depend on good grades.

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