Here in the UK students in year 11 are preparing to sit the GCSE exams. Two strong messages are given to students, 'do your best these exams are important to your further education' or...... 'it is not the end of the world if you don't reach expectations'!
In essence both of the messages are true.
Every year students have to hear the national press report that exams are becoming easier, yet the truth is students stress unbelievably in their endeavours to achieve good grades.
As a parent who has taken teenagers through exams I felt that one of my roles was to provide a calm, clean, clutter free environment for my kids to revise.
Do other parents have any tips to pass on to others?
Elaine - Adolescence Editor