With only a few days to go to the examination in some areas parents will want to impart last minute advice with adding stress and confusion.
Take fresh piece of paper and write down your thoughts before bring them up with your child. This could help some parents to avoid the dreaded ramble.
Try not to write down – or detail - too many thoughts at this stage. Keep yourself, and your child, as focused as possible.
When you do come to offer your words of wisdom then allow your child to read what you have written. You can then leave your collected thoughts with your child.
Ask your child to add, in writing, a few comments to any or all of your key thoughts.
Try to avoid dripping the key points every day. “Oh Mum. Give me a chance. We have done that already."