My Dad keeps bugging me about revision

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How do i explain to my dad that the amount of work hes trying to make me do is way too much. He wants me to do 6 hours on Saturday and 6 hours on sunday and cant stop talking about how close exams are and it just makes me want to revise less because of unnecesary pressure. Im not doing the best i can right now im averaging 5-6s across my grades but hes not helping
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Is he Asian?
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Is he Asian?
Lmao no. Hes african. His expectations are just so high but doesnt realise how hard hes working me. I sat with him doing Chemistry work for 2 hours straight and its just so hard to deal with
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Lmao no. Hes african. His expectations are just so high but doesnt realise how hard hes working me. I sat with him doing Chemistry work for 2 hours straight and its just so hard to deal with
Grades are important but mental health and not burning out should be more important than that. You could ask him to lower your workload if your grade improves for your next mocks for example.
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tell him that revising for longer hours is less effective and ur not retaining it so you should split it up / revise less
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Is he Asian?
lol i love how this is the first thing you ask
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lol i love how this is the first thing you ask
All I'll say is that I have experience.
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All I'll say is that I have experience.
PRSOM!
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All I'll say is that I have experience.
asian parents are hard to deal with. i hope yours werent too bad
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asian parents are hard to deal with. i hope yours werent too bad
… speechless.
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:awesome: and I have experience with African parents
Are they actually looking over your shoulder for the whole of the six hours?
I personally would take that time, use it to make revision material, especially if it's forced time as I may as well do something productive even if it isn't proper hardcore revision (and they take away screens, which is harder with school work being online)

If it gets to the point where you really can't take it, have a conversation DO NOT shout at all, that will just worsen the situation to no end, he might assume that GCSEs and the UK education system is similar to ones in Africa, maybe tell him the difference and explain/justify why you cannot be revising for 6 hours

(Original post by hungrysalamander)
All I'll say is that I have experience.
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… speechless.
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It’s tough- but it sounds like your dad does have your best interests at heart. There’s only a few months until exams so tbh I would say 6 hours of study a day at weekends is reasonable over these few weeks (with more on school nights).

It won’t feel like it at the moment but you will thank yourself and your dad in the future.
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