When your child’s face crumbles before you at the idea of doing any eleven plus work you may need to wind the conversation back. You could, if you so desired, do a little self-analysis. Was the problem to do with you asserting your authority or your child’s unwillingness to show due application to work?
If you felt that your authority was being challenged your child may show alleged symptoms of:
If you felt that the problem lies in difficulty in application to work – then you would look for:
Lack of Interest
In your heart you will know that your child is good, normal and healthy. You will also know that the sign of disquiet is but a momentary aberration. You will also know that your child does not challenge you very often – and usually wants to work. You will know that harsh words will not necessarily solve the problem.
The solution? It is easy. Simple fall back on those well used words:
“Just wait until your mother gets home.”
“Just wait until your father gets home.”