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A question for British parents

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posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 10:27 AM
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Hello all, I have something that I could do with some advice or opinions on,

This will be short and sweet,

My Son is due to pick up his GCSE exam results tomorrow, and what I'm wondering is, do I go with him?

I feel like I should be there for support, even hovering quietly in the background, but I don't want to mess with his 'cool',

I'm confused, I want to do the right thing but I'm just not sure which route that would be, 🤷🏻‍♂️

Any advice or thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated, no one told me that kids didn't come with Haynes manuals, lol

Cheers in advance for any replies 'yall 🙂👍





posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 10:31 AM
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originally posted by: MerkabaTribeEntity
Hello all, I have something that I could do with some advice or opinions on,

This will be short and sweet,

My Son is due to pick up his GCSE exam results tomorrow, and what I'm wondering is, do I go with him?

I feel like I should be there for support, even hovering quietly in the background, but I don't want to mess with his 'cool',

I'm confused, I want to do the right thing but I'm just not sure which route that would be, 🤷🏻‍♂️

Any advice or thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated, no one told me that kids didn't come with Haynes manuals, lol

Cheers in advance for any replies 'yall 🙂👍



Ask him if he would like you to go with him,tell him you are excited for him to be getting his results back but that you will understand if he wants to go alone because he is the one who put the work in .Let him know he owns the moment and then he will be more likely to own the results of the test.....try to share the moment and you risk sharing the accountability which really is all his own.



posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 10:33 AM
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a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

I'm not British but I went to HS in Europe. I know how stressful those exams are for both the parents and kids.

Tell your son that no matter what he gets you are proud of him, that grades are not him. Tell him you love him. I don't think boys get to hear that enough.



posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 10:48 AM
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I agree with both of the above comments...

Ask him if he wants your there - tell him you love him. And tell him exam results are really not that important.

Under different circumstance a GSCE can be taught in 6 months.

Many employers including myself disregard exams results. Its integrity - work ethic - tenacity that makes a good employee.

I had an apprentice 10 GSCE's, 3 A levels - very clever. But lazy and self entitled... fired him for time keeping and attitude to others.

If its Uni he needs grades for he can retake.

They're not worth stressing over. Love and happiness is priority...

On that note I hope he does well



posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:00 AM
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So what I would do is go with him, bring a few other relatives along as well for additional support and make sure you bring the university prospectus with you because that might come in handy if he doesn't get required grades.

Now what to do is this, if he gets the grades he needs all is well with the world, amazing no problem but you need to be ready if he doesn't get those important grades.

If he doesn't get the grades this is what want to do; take a deep breath, point at him directly, look him in the eye so he knows that you love him and then shout in his face in front of everyone about what a failure he is, tell him that all the other relatives you have brought with you knew he would fail and then find that one smart kid and praise him/her as much as you can with snide remarks about how lucky their parents are. Now for added emphasis what I would also recommend is holding that university prospectus up in fort of him and shredding it, symbolising how he has just shredded his future, make this all very public. Start ranting at anyone you can find about how you knew this would happen and that said granny was correct and yes, he is probably retarded and no your not 100% sure that he is actually your son anymore.

Now when you leave make sure you point at that girl he likes (if you don't know just pick the prettiest girl in his class) and make sure he knows that a girl like that will never love him now because he is a failure. On the drive home drive him past his favourite restaurant and tell him thats where you were going to take him for dinner but now there isn't any point, finally when you get home, show him the holiday tickets you bought him to celebrate and rip them up in his face. If you can that night phone a loved and make sure he hears you crying as you tell said loved one how disappointed you and your entire family are with him.

Or you know...you could ask him if he wants you there?



posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

Your over thinking this.

It's ok to mess with your kids cool. lol

Go if you want, stay home if you want. It's ok ether way.


It sounds like you want to go so I say go.



posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:30 AM
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originally posted by: MerkabaTribeEntity
My Son is due to pick up his GCSE exam results tomorrow, and what I'm wondering is, do I go with him?


Ask him. If he says "yes" then go with him, but if he says "no" then don't worry.

Eirther way, hope he does well.



posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 03:53 PM
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Thanks for the responses everyone, I think I'll just go along and hang around in the background,

I have asked him and he's in the same boat as me, he says he's not fussed if I go or not but that he doesn't know if it's normal either, lol 🤷🏻‍♂️

It's a big day tomorrow as he's already been accepted into college (digital games development) and has to go straight to the college with his certificates after collecting them,

I hope he did as well as expected, he has Aspergers so it was a difficult road at times, but as long as he didn't completely flunk I have a new PlayStation 4, a VR headset, 2 controllers and a few games for him hidden under my bed,

...if he did completely flunk, I'll have some PS4 gear for sale if anyone's keen 🤣

He has no idea, lol 😎

Thanks again all, I'm going 🙂👍




posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

Joking aside, you sound like a awesome parent!



posted on Aug, 22 2019 @ 07:24 AM
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I agree with the above replies, ASK HIM.

At his age, he's got every right to decide for himself whether he wants you there or not.

Assuming he has friends at school, I'm sure they will provide any support he needs if you're not there.



posted on Aug, 22 2019 @ 09:10 AM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

Joking aside, you sound like a awesome parent!



Cheers boss, I do try!

As it happened, it was a mixed bag of kids with parents and kids without, but it was a nice opportunity to say hello to and thank some of his teachers for all of the help over the years,

He passed every exam and got the grades he needed for his college course, he went there straight after to officially enrol, the boy did good 🙂👍

As a side-note, he was as happy as a pig in muck when we have him the PlayStation+bits, the only problem is I forgot a copy of Ace Combat 7, town later it is then lol

Cheers again for the replies everyone 🙂

🍻 🍾



posted on Aug, 22 2019 @ 03:41 PM
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Well he seems happy enough with his new toys, result!





No idea if it's the right way up for others, it seems I'm still struggling to get this whole picture upload thing right still, lol

Anyway, that's me financially buggered for a while, but it was worth it 🙂👌

Cheers all 🍻



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