Dear DEIDRE: Since she refused to do homeschooling in the course of lockdown – or any of the self-isolation durations we have experienced to notice – my daughter failed her conclusion-of-expression examinations.
I have tried using my finest but she is just about 15 now, is a drama-queen and a door- slammer.
She retained screaming at me in the morning: “Get out of my space!”
I understood that all through lockdown she had been remaining up till all hours of the night time.
Her grandad died of Covid-19 and she was close to him, so this has affected her.
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She’s a shiny kid and is again in faculty now. But I’m so afraid she’s likely to screw up her GCSEs following yr if she retains the identical attitude.
DEIDRE Says: Come across a instant when she is not indignant to inform her you are apprehensive about her.
Clarify that you know she has experienced a difficult year. Explain to her you would like to have a joint conference with instructors so you can fully grasp how best to enable her.
If she sees you and her lecturers are working alongside one another, she is more probably to reply positively.
Counselling could help her explore her feelings close to university and dropping her grandad.
The Blend (themix.org.uk, 0808 808 4994) allows under-25s, regardless of what the situation.