Help your child get through the exam period by creating the conditions for success.
It’s a fact of life: writing end-of-year exams is stressful. Here are a few things that students and parents can do to reduce exam-related anxiety and create the best conditions for success.
Students should always make a study plan in advance and break-down their studying periods into sensible blocks of time. Cramming at the last minute and in a disorganized fashion leads to a lot of anxiety and missed sleep.
Parents should help their child be positive about the exam process: encourage him with his planning and studying, reward him for his perseverance, guide him when he has questions, and help him feel confident.
Parents should try to maintain a peaceful environment in the home during the exam period. Doing this will create a more relaxed tone that fosters calmness and concentration, which, in turn, will help your child with her focus and recall.