Supporting Loved Ones at Exam Results Time

 Post by  Laura

Post by Laura

Reflecting on my time receiving exam results (many, many years ago!), I remember feeling such a whirlwind of emotions. Having a supportive ear and hand from those around me, played a big part in making sure I felt, whatever the results may be, that the outcome would be ok. Even if it required a different path to what I had envisaged.

Then celebrating these achievements (no matter how long they took to reach), with others also congratulating me, was a wonderful feeling.

Here at BearHugs, supporting each other is so important to us as a team and for our customers too.

We have put together a little ‘analogy’ that may help you support your loved-one around results day.

We wish them the best of luck, with a huge hug and would like to reassure them that... 

Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end
— John Lennon

‘The most difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations’ (Unknown)

...whether these roads have been, just a little bit bumpy or perhaps much longer and steeper for your loved-one, it's often only when they reach that ‘destination’ that they may see there were many lessons learnt and opportunities to grow along the way.

But try to remember how it felt being at the start of that road. When the weight of the world seemed to lie on reaching that end point, without a crossroad in sight, and you were trying to keep at the same speed as everyone around you.

This may be the position your loved-one feels in at the moment.

They may need support and gentle reminders that these crossroads will come into view and there are no speed limits!

Whether this be just having celebrated results and beginning on a new path, or perhaps having been disappointed and not sure where to turn next, there are always options available to them.  Often just around the corner - with a little guidance in the right direction :)


Useful advice around exam results

Websites that may offer some useful advice for you and your loved-one before and after their results:


Gifts to send after Exam Results

If you would like to send a BearHug to your loved-one after their results to help celebrate or show your support, here are some of our suggestions, as well as lovely quotes you could include in your message:

Build Your Own Exam Results Gift

Sweetie Jars (Sugar Free & Vegetarian Available)
4.95
Sweets:
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Love And Hugs A6 Postcard Print
1.75
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'A BearHug in a Mug' Mug
8.00
Quantity:
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Chocolate Heart Lolly
3.50
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'You Got This' Pin
7.50
Quantity:
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Abstract Pattern Notebook
4.99
Colour:
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A Little Box of Pick Me Ups or Romantic Gestures
15.00
Messages:
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Write It Down, Let It Go: A Worry Relief Journal
12.99
Quantity:
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Uplifting Message Keyring
6.00
Keyring:
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Ready-to-go Exam Results Gifts

Sweet Treats BearHug
13.99
Quantity:
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Exam Results Gifts Under £15

Chocolate Blue Nosed Bear Cub Hug
5.00
Quantity:
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Tea and Biscuits Cub Hug
5.00
Biscuits:
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Little Box of Sunshine Cub Hug
13.99
Quantity:
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Quotes to support and encourage loved ones at Exam Results Time

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
— Robert Louis Stephenson
You don’t always need to have a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, let go and see what happens
— Mandy Hale
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.
— Mary Anne Radmacher
There are no mistakes. Only new paths to explore.
— Gregory David Roberts
“I don’t feel very much like Pooh today,” said Pooh.

”There there,” said Piglet. “I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.”
— A.A. Milne
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
— Unknown
If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.
— Beyonce
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think
— A.A. Milne
 Image credit: Jess Rachel Sharp

Image credit: Jess Rachel Sharp

 Image credit:  Emily Coxhead

Image credit: Emily Coxhead