exam time always spell stress for parents as well as children? Mainly, because
of what is at stake. While we agree that a little bit of stress is a good
thing, as it helps students to buckle down and concentrate, it is also true
that when exam stress gets out of hand, it can interfere with a good
some practical and genuine tips from teachers at Mount Litera Zee School for
all the parents and children in this crucial time of exams.
Mostly, stress comes out of feeling, “Will I remember everything when I’m down to
actually writing the paper?” Help your child manage this stress by keeping a
proper time-table during exam time. Insisting on revision is a very good
mechanism for children to feel assured of recalling things during exam time.
reminding your child that if they have followed all the proper steps during
preparation for the exam, they will do well and don't have to worry about something
that will not happen in all probability.
your child find out what works best for them. For example, we notice that some children
are more alert in the morning than when it is time to leave for home or that some
like writing everything down before they fully grasp a concept. Some even
understand better when they come to us after class for a recap. Being aware of
what works best will save a lot of time and stress for everyone.
to recognize when your child is stressing out. Give them a break to chat with
someone who will put things in proper perspective for them.
from comparing abilities with peers. Everyone approaches a topic differently
and should be allowed to progress at their own pace.
don’t need to remind you that proper diet plays an extremely important role in
feeling overall good and energetic. Juices, fruits and proper breakfast will
ensure your child feels energetic at all times.
most children (and parents) do lose sleep over exams, we really advise you to
get your eight hours. Don’t turn your bed into a study table. Your bed is your
your child how to deal with a panic attack (if he/she has shown a tendency
towards it) Taking deep breaths and counting to 5 for every breath helps slow
the heart rate down. In any case, we are always there for your child. Remind
them about this.
your child is constantly complaining of forgetfulness, it is a sure shot sign
of excessive stress. Help him/her unwind by taking frequent breaks and timely
revisions to ensure he/she feels safe.
is important to remind your child that there is life after exams. Things may
seem intense right now but it won’t last forever. Also, we at MLZS are always
open for any kind of queries or even suggestions that you may have. All the
very best to you and your child for Exams!