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Waiting for results? Here's what to do

By unknown | Nov 30, 2006 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Xolile Bhengu

Xolile Bhengu

Tip from LifeLine on handling the four-week wait for your matric results.

What to do while waiting for the results

l Surround yourself with positive people.

l Do things that make you happy, like listening to music, going for a walk or watching a movie.

l Keep yourself busy. You can volunteer your services somewhere that you'll be needed and appreciated.

l Feed your mind with positive thoughts.

l Find ways to prepare yourself for anything, good or bad.

l Keep the faith and keep hope alive. Draw strength from your own resources or the spirituality of others.

l Share your feelings with someone who understands you or talk to your parents.

Signs parents should look out for

l Changes in behaviour such as sudden withdrawal from favourite activities.

l Statements that show feelings of hopelessness.

l A sudden willingness to visit someone and go away from home, especially if the atmosphere at home is not friendly.

How to deal with the signs

l Communicate with your children. Do your best to find out what they are going through.

l Be careful what you say in front of the children, especially negative statements.

l Let your children know they are special and loved, whatever their matric results are.

l Let them be. Some children need space in which to figure out what their feelings are and to express them.


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