Exam Stress

If your child is about to enter the exam phase then here are a few points to be aware of.

Is pressure ever good for you? … YES!!

When under control, it helps to motivate us and raise our game when we are faced with a challenge. Too much of it does the opposite. It’s how you respond that makes all the difference.

Structured Study….

Allocate the necessary time to study. Have a special study place where the student   will not be disturbed. Follow study time with a “treat”….favorite meal, watch TV.

Taking care….

Ensure that the child gets as much exercise as possible. Regular meals and healthy   diet. Relax before bedtime and have a good nights sleep

Support….

Do not pressure the child…remember exams are not forever. Study times with friends can be very helpful.

Stay in control….

If your child seems to be reacting unduly to the stress than it would be worth considering taking them to the GP or a local Counselor that specializes in working  with children and adolescents