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Mother's not happy with my results

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I have been getting bad results and my mother isn’t happy with them. Hi do I explain to her that I tried my best?


Hello. welcome to Ask Alex,
We hear you, and we appreciate you reaching out with such a tough question. Feeling the weight of disappointing someone, especially a parent, can be incredibly overwhelming. It’s normal to feel anxious or even scared about having that conversation. But remember, you’re not alone in this. Many young people face similar struggles, and there’s support available to help get you through this.
Your feelings are valid, and it’s important to communicate them to your mother. Start the conversation by acknowledging her concerns and expressing your own feelings honestly. Let her know that you understand her expectations and that you’ve been trying your best, even if the results haven’t been what you both hoped for. Sharing your efforts and struggles with her might help her see things from your perspective and understand that you’re genuinely trying.
It’s also essential to be open to her feedback and suggestions. Together, you can brainstorm strategies to improve your exam performance or explore other ways to support you. Remember, your worth isn’t just defined by your results. You have many strengths and talents beyond school and these are just a important. You may find this article helpful
Lastly, if you ever feel like you can’t talk to someone you know just yet, there are confidential and non-judgmental support services available to you, like the Childline Team. Whether you need someone to talk to or guidance on how to approach difficult conversations, we’re here for you 24/7, ready to listen and support you every step of the way. You can free phone us at 1800 66 66 66 or Live Chat with us through Your call or chat is confidential as we do not use caller ID or see your IP address.
You’re not alone, and you’re stronger than you think. Keep reaching out for help and support when you need it.
Take care of yourself, and remember, you are not alone,

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