Last updated on Jun 21st, 2021 at 03:26 pm

Knowing they are not alone and have every South African rooting for them will help them become champions

As our matrics begin their exams soon, the hopes and dreams of our country rest on their shoulders. This is a huge responsibility for many teens who hope to succeed, despite tremendous adversity. Knowing they are not alone and have every South African rooting for them will help them become champions – not only today, but in the future as well.

Here are 10 practical last-minute tips that can help our matrics:

1. Be patient and understanding

Provide your 12th grader with silence, private space and support while he studies. Keep other children in the home quiet and away from him.

Television and radio should be played softly so as not to distract your learner. It is a good time to encourage silent reading in the family in support of a matric sibling.

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Family arguments should be taken outside where he can’t hear you. Worrying about family members will create an enormous amount of unnecessary anxiety and stress for him.