How to deal with exam stress
The word ‘exam’ itself weighs heavy. It gives stress to both mothers and kids. The kids may be of whatever age they feel a little uneasy when actually the exam time comes. Every parent has a different style to deal with exam stress. And still, everyone is looking for more options to create a peaceful atmosphere during exams. So what’s my mantra this year to deal with exam stress?
My experience so far
- It is most important to understand your child’s psychology. The pattern of learning and how much time the child learns happily and when does she/he start feeling the pressure of the deadline.
- Know your child’s learning capacity. Some may like to learn small portions at a time while others may sit at once and finish up the whole course.
- Some children like to write the facts and learn and others like to record what they learn. This way they hear their own speech and feel confident about their little achievement.
- Moms need to schedule accordingly. In order to avoid stress, schedule in advance the whole syllabus. Divide chapters into days according to the datasheet.
- Start from the subject that is scheduled to be the last. This way you will come to the first exam just before it is about to happen.
- Never leave anything to be done freshly before the exam night. It will only add to your stress.
- You should only revise your already done notes before the exam night.
- Some kids perform the same if they prepare for a month or a week. So accept their ability and don’t nag. It will only stress them.
- You need to be physically present with them all the time. How may ever they be confident about their preparations? It always supports them.
- Always revise through the school copies while preparing. Teachers always have something important to share while teaching and that comes in the final paper.
The style of preparation always changes with time and child’s age group. This is my experience at the moment. You may also share your feelings and add to the list.