A Reddit poster gives some pretty potent advise for stressed-out matrics
"Nobody is going to ask you in a job interview what your marks were at the end of matric." Exams end in a few weeks, and your matriculant may be knee deep in stress right now. Here's some words of encouragement from a mediocre achiever who says he still turned out pretty well, poor marks and all.
"Chances are that you are meant for more than just being a memorising parrot." Reddit's r/southafrica community (iStock)
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Learners have about a week before they can hang up their study schedules for 2018. And if there's anything they need right now, it's encouragement! 

That's exactly what this contributor did when posting a lengthy post via Reddit's r/southafrica community

So if your child is in need of a few words from someone who wasn't exactly a top achiever, but who still managed to make something of themselves, this might be just what they need:


What was the best advice you got as a matriculant? How does your child manage stress? Tell us by emailing to chatback@parent24.com and we could publish your tips. 

For some, the advice was met with disagreement, and for others, the words couldn't have come at a better time: 

"I really needed to read this"

"Doing well academically means regurgitating"


"Two papers left" 

"Matric just really sucks big time"

"Thanks"

What was the best advice you got as a matriculant? How does your child manage stress? Tell us by emailing to chatback@parent24.com and we could publish your tips. 

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