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Best tips for dealing with school admission disappointments

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imelda3 Wed 27-Apr-16 14:27:56

Just wondered if you have any tips for dealing with admission disappointments? The results for a school 12 year old DS really really wants to go to are due shortly and I'm not sure if - "it will all work out for the best, we will end up where we are supposed to be" etc will cut it. Hoping for the best obviously but want to be prepared for the worst.


tiggytape Thu 28-Apr-16 15:12:41

I think the best you can do is to reiterate the benefits of every possible outcome so that no outcome is seen as a disaster (and to do it in advance of the results so it doesn't sound like false reassurance after the event).

There's bound to be one school that you may all prefer but (even if you don't quite believe it right now) I think it helps if the child at least believes all the schools are 'equal but different' and that he will do really well at any of them so no outcome is a bad one.

imelda3 Sat 30-Apr-16 15:55:01

Thank you tiggytape!

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