Babies just love to be touched and rubbed. Many parents will remember with pleasure the little rubs and pats to the back after food. There was that great feeling of triumph when, a last, a musical sound was willed from the little body.
It seems to become more difficult for parents to offer a little hug as their child becomes older.
When your ten year leaves you on the day of the Eleven Plus examination, open your heart. By all means deliver the following lines with great love and meaning:
“Remember to check your work over.”
“No, you can not take chocolates into the examination.”
“Read the questions carefully – and do be afraid to read some questions again.”
“Of course we will go to …… to night.”
Remember to add:
“Come here – I just want to give you a hug.”