Stress during exams cannot be
avoided as there is a constant pressure on children to perform well. If some
simple remedies are followed it is possible to cope with stress easily. Read on
to find remedies for managing stress in children.
When there is fear, threat or
challenge, the body gets stressed out. This is a natural reaction of the bodyâ€™s
mechanism to deal with the situation. According to experts it can be considered
as a positive response when it is at an initial level as it informs the body
for the tough situation ahead. Accordingly we become alert and know what the
aspects that we need to focus on.
But on the other hand, when the
stress goes beyond a certain limit it rings danger for the entire body system
wrecking havoc in the daily routine, messing up with the sleep timings, dietary
schedule and above all makes one to lose focus and concentration.
Exam stress is unavoidable as there is a target to meet, pressure to
perform and meet certain expectations. With the aid of some simple remedies one
can counter exam stress with ease:
Inculcate Self-Belief in Children
It is more often the lack of confidence that results in persistent stress. Make sure that the student
has a positive approach towards the exams and that he also has the belief that he
has it in him to perform well. Once the student is confident than there is no
reason why he cannot perform well as all the factors are in his favor, there
will be an amazing self belief and stress will no longer be there.
By factors, I mean that the student
has attended all the classes, understood the lessons and practiced the
exercises and also cleared the doubts. The belief that he is in a class just
because he deserve to be there, must be inculcated. So, it is all about making
the student keep calm and appearing for the exams with a steady mind. Students
should learn to believe that exams are just a means to ascertain that they have
done the lessons well and so one should approach it that way. It is by far the
most practical and easiest remedy to counter and banish exam stress.
Do Not be Obsessed with Perfection
There are a lot of students and
parents alike who feel that every grade should be the highest possible grade
and every mark must be the highest mark anything below that 100% is not substantial. This approach
needs to be changed. More often than not this tremendous desire to attain the
highest position boils down as extreme pressure. The easiest remedy to this
problem is to get practical.
Just try to understand that one
should have the objective to perform well and do justice to oneâ€™s potential.
But it is not logically possible for all ten â€˜goodâ€™ students in class to attain
the same percentage. Respect individuality and appreciate the qualities that
are distributed in each student. Building such expectations is simply
unnecessary stress that can easily be avoided.
Help to Solve the Problems
Remember self confidence stems from
good preparation. So, if there is anything that the student is not acquainted
with in the course material or certain parts of any chapter if are not
understood then make sure that his basic concepts regarding the chapter are
clear. Try to clarify his doubts and it can also be cleared with his teacher in
class or tuition teacher.
There are students who feel
embarrassed to speak out their doubts in class as they fear being ridiculed by
peers. But in the process, the concepts remain cloudy and they face a lot of
problems in understanding the chapters or solving the exercises. All these
amount to great deal of stress as their self confidence is not there and they
feel a lot of pressure as they are sure that they have not understood the
respective chapter that well and are apprehensive whether they will be able to
deal with the questions in the exams if they happen to be from those very