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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Charles Drury and the Eleven Plus

The wisdom of Charles Drury, 1964

Be positive with your child.

Have only very few rules

Keep your child occupied at all times.

Wait until your child is ready to start work.

Be well prepared.

Threats made must be carried out thus delay threats, keep them vague.

Your child’s interest is the real key

Start hard – it is easy to relax, but …

Seek respect, not to be liked... regard affection as a bonus

Delay sending for help as long as possible,

Absolute courtesy at all times

Be absolutely the same in temperament from day to day, as this gives your child the necessary security

Quietness. Quiet mum and dad, quiet eleven plus child

Be absolutely the same in manner whenever possible.

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