Dealing with children’s failure in the exam

How parents should deal with children’s failure

Failing in the final exam is not an end in itself. It is always the result of a malfunction at different levels. In fact,  failing in the exam often suggests that a child does not have the skills to move to the next level. These skills can be both educational and emotional. To deal with the situation, parents should show an understanding and sympathy with the child instead of entering into an open war with her/him. It is therefore important that the parents themselves should make the situation less traumatic for the children and be able to talk with the them in the most sympathetic and positive terms.

Tips for Parents

  • A child with learning difficulties is not necessarily a child who does not want to work or lacks the will.
  • Be sympathetic and don’t recourse to punishment
  • Explore the academic difficulties and weaknesses of the child.
  • Make the child feel that you are partners and not an additional source of psychological pressure.
  • Failing in the final exam is sometimes a second chance offered to the child to catch up.
  • Failure has its specific indications that should be analyzed. Measures should be taken at the emotional and  educational levels.
  • Finally, when children fail,  it is not a simple thing for them, and the feeling you have towards them counts for them much more than the failure itself.

Finally remember Michael Jordan when he said:

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.


Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.

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