Exam stress in children can be prevented if
parents encourage children to complete their studies on time. If kids enjoy
studies, the exam stress can be definitely prevented or reduced. Read on to
know how parents can help children to prevent exam stress.
As a parent it is only you that the kid can
look up to when they are bogged down with exam stress. It is just a bit of
understanding and matured behaviour that can lead you to help your kid overcome
the stress with ease. There can be a wide array of factors that lead to exam
stress for the kid. It can be fear for no apparent reason like; they can feel
stressed just because their pals are worried despite the fact that they are
well prepared. So here are few tips on how you can help your child prevent exam
the Child Prepare Himself
Explain the child that the best way to
prepare for the exams is by building and following a timetable. Teach him the
importance of discipline.
Long before the exams are due you need to have all the facts regarding your
kidâ€™s progress with his lessons in his regular classes.
Keep a regular track of his weekly or monthly tests and discuss his progress
with his class and tuition teachers. This activity will give you a clear
picture about his academic status.
Accordingly help him create a routine
before the exams. The routine should have equal focus on all the subjects and
ensure that the ones that he is comparatively poor at get special practice. This
way the stress will dramatically reduced as the kid will get ample time to
adequately prepare himself.
Them to be Themselves
The â€śme timeâ€ť is very important for every
individual and even your little one requires it. It is a part of regular life and
during exams when the stress levels are supposed to be running high, it is
natural that the kid might feel like having a free time for himself at some
point of the day. Allow him to have it and enjoy it.
Do not be too inquisitive about all his
small movements. If he retires and sits for some time at some corner of the
house like the stairs or the Verandah
or the terrace, let him have that quiet time. It is advisable not to disturb or
interrupt his thoughts. He might be just sorting out his problems in the
lessons or mentally recapitulating or just taking a break from serious studies.
Every household has conflicts especially
when you are dealing with children. Exams are a time where you need to be a
little accommodative. Be firm in maintaining the regular schedule and
discipline but at the same time be understanding to the childâ€™s varying needs.
Do not allow the build up of argument over little or inconsequential things.
Try your best to keep the environment of
the house as fuss free as possible. This requires contribution from all the
members of the family.
Always ensure that the child does not feel frustrated or de-motivated; there
can be times when the kid is prone to naturally feel so. Then it is the duty of
the parent to ensure that the mood relapses to the normal one as soon as
possible. The stress would reduce automatically.
There are parents who try to live through
the achievements of their kid. This should be avoided at all costs. Respect the
individuality of the child and allow him to live his childhood with ease. Teach
the child healthy competition but do not get so obsessed with his performance
through consistently comparing it with other peers at school, this will only
add to the stress and the child will lose self-confidence that can spell doom
in his future life.
Give your child the complete freedom to study
the way he wants. But at the end of the day, make sure that he studies all that
is required. While making your childâ€™s daily schedule, do not forget to involve
him. Making studies a fun activity will definitely help parents to reduce exam