Exam stress can be reduced if right
stress management techniques are followed. Read on and find causes of exam
stress and tips for parents to reduce stress in children.
Exams and stress can be seldom
alienated from each other; they go hand in hand. But there are some simple
plans that can help tackle exam related stress. Given below are the causes of
stress in children and few stress buster tips:
Factor that Lead to Stress in Child
Negative thoughts can bog down your
child and results in exam stress. Distraction can come in every form and way.
They need to be avoided at all costs. They disturb, shift the focus and keep on
growing in the minds, thereby destroying the entire mental ability. The
thoughts are strayed from the studies and lead to physical disorders like
sleeplessness, indigestion, headache, excessive sweating, abdominal issues
along with mental problems like irritability and insomnia.
It is always the lack of self confidence that gets manifested in stress related
Teach Your Child to Keep Cool
This is an effective way to counter
exam stress. It is true that performance is important but make sure that you do
not make a great deal out of it. That is, if your child had secured a good
grade in monthly tests or pre-tests, then it is important for you to make sure that
he is not over-confident about it.
Similarly, if he did not get fair
marks, then you as a parent have to make sure that he does not lose heart but
encourage him to do well. The real ability of the student does not get
reflected through the examination marks. Remember that exams
are a means to test what is learnt in the classes and how well the child is
able to reproduce them in his term papers. Taking it easy without making a deal
of it will surely reduce the stress.
Fix a Schedule for Your Child
It is very important to value discipline in order to attain something. Good performance in exams
calls for serious and dedicated adherence to routines. Help your child to
maintain a schedule and also make sure that he follows it. Devise a strategy or
plan such that each and every subject receives equal attention. None of the
subjects should be overlooked or kept in a backburner for reason such as your
child is good at it or any other reason. Weaker subjects require more practice
and the redoing the exercises will hone up the skills.
Stress Bursting Tips for Good Memory Retention
Have a quick look at the stress
bursting tips for good memory retention.
Make Your Child’s Concepts Clear - It is very important that the concepts are very clear.
Most of the time the doubts arise due to the fact that the basics of the lesson
is not understood well. Once the concepts are clear, it is easier to understand
the chapter and solve the exercises. Once this is done, it resolves the
difficulty in remembering the chapter.
Help Your Child to Build Self Belief - First the self-belief needs to be
built in your child that he can learn well and remember. Advise him on ways to
select certain keywords that will help him to remember the chapters easily. Teachers
help can also be taken.
to Your Child- The age-old tactic of
reading loudly does help in remembering the chapters. Similarly, multi tasking
during exams are not advisable. Do not let your child’s focus sway. Watching
television, listening to music, radio or solving puzzles or chatting and
texting on the phone should be avoided during study hours. The study place
should be conducive to learning.
Taking adequate rest and maintaining a healthy diet will help to retain calm and exam stress will
be effectively controlled.