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Is Your Child Scared Of Exams?


It is a fact that dealing with exam stress isn't easy. Anyone would get tensed up especially when exams are approaching and the time is up.

If your child is undergoing exam stress, then it is better to act and do something as a parent. Kids take the stress seriously and may spoil their health.

How To Help Your Child Prepare For Exams?

Also, some kids may experience certain exam stress symptoms. They include, fatigue, insomnia, poor appetite, poor memory, anxiety and even irritability. If your kid displays such symptoms then it is better to do something to reduce the pressure.

Study Tips To Deal With Exam Stress For Kids

Now, let us discuss what to do as parent in such situations.

Tips To Reduce Your Child's Exam Stress

Divert Mind

When you observe your child's exam stress, the first thing you need to do is to divert his or her mind for a while. A mind loaded with tension and stress may easily fail to perform well. Also, stress isn't good for health of your kid.

Explain The Purpose

Sit with your child and explain the actual purpose behind educational exams. In fact, they are not so bad, they are there for a purpose. They are there to enhance the skills of the kid. Explain all this in a patient way so that your child will understand everything.

Give Some Entertainment

For a while, allow your kid to read a story book or play a video game. This might give a break to him or her form the exam stress. But don't let him spend the whole day doing that. A break should be a break.

Show The Big Picture

It is always important to encourage your kid to see the big picture in order to understand how things are the way they are. Gradually your kid may make a good choice to study voluntarily without stress or parental pressure.

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Story first published: Saturday, May 16, 2015, 3:18 [IST]
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