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    Well my parents keep saying things like 'you'll be a great doctor' and 'we can celebrate when you get your results'. I keep telling them that there's a pretty high chance I won't get the grades for medicine, but they literally pay no attention. I feel like they overestimate my intelligence 😂 My backup plan, which is to study neuroscience after my gap year is not accepted much either. I try and be really positive about failing, as there's always other options, but they just stay silent. I wish they were more enthusiastic about my backup plan! Tbh, parents just add to the overall stress of results day. Even though they mean well, often I wish they'd just let me be, and allow me to face my problems and sort my life out independently and without their scrutiny.
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    Don't say "So?? What did you get???" when I'm opening up my results.

    Give me my own time to accept them and I will tell you
    Exactly!
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    Don't say 'I told you so' unless they're all A/A*s.
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    I want my mum to come with me. Last year she waited in the car park I opened my results in college on my own and they were OK. Then my mum came in and sat with me while we talked to a teacher about what subject I'll be dropping, uni course etc. This year I'm going to check track of I get the grades I'll just collect my results and open them in e car or outside college. I would say a don't for parents is calling other family members and telling them your grades esp if they're mediocre. I have this annoying aunt tho who calls on results day just to be a *****. Last year she didn't call but came over instead, ivdidnt even bother coming down to greet her
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    Erm.. stay the **** out of the way and let your child come to you if/when they want to

    A tactic I used for AS was to lie to my parents as to when we were gonna be emailed our results, so that they expected them to come later than they did. If they go well, come out of your room celebrating and tell your parents you lied If not, sit in your room crying and hope to God that they don't come in unexpected.
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    I want my mum to come with me. Last year she waited in the car park I opened my results in college on my own and they were OK. Then my mum came in and sat with me while we talked to a teacher about what subject I'll be dropping, uni course etc. This year I'm going to check track of I get the grades I'll just collect my results and open them in e car or outside college. I would say a don't for parents is calling other family members and telling them your grades esp if they're mediocre. I have this annoying aunt tho who calls on results day just to be a *****. Last year she didn't call but came over instead, ivdidnt even bother coming down to greet her
    I've always asked the boys what they want me to do with regards letting family members etc know how they did.

    With eldest, he put it all over Facebook anyway that his uni place was confirmed and then asked me to let the ones not on Facebook know (once he had completed sending his texts).

    With middle son, he wanted me to do all the contacting and notifying including the normal Facebook post, as he was too busy consoling two of his classmates who had not done as well as expected and had missed both confirmed and insurance choice unis.

    Last year and level 2 qualifications, youngest told me to wait until he had uploaded his results onto Facebook before sending out the texts/making the calls......hours and hours later (with ever more demanding texts and calls from relatives and friends being received by me), he finally did. It was absolutely agonising as I wanted to shout from the rooftops at how well he had done and how he had turned things around but I had to respect his wishes.
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    Don't tell me my grades are good if I'm disappointed. I know they could be worse but I wanted better! Also, this is for my grandma, DON'T COMPARE MY GRADES TO MY COUSIN WHO WENT TO PRIVATE SCHOOL
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    I've been staying up until like 4/5am every night watching the show "Musketeers" - so yeah my body clock is also screwed lmao

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