How to help your child overcome examination anxiety

How to help your child overcome examination anxiety

A wise man once said education is not the true test of knowledge but it has become a basic knowledge determinant in our present-day world. Over the years examinations have become more competitive that it affects the overall well being of the child. The fear of examination could lead to anxiety and stress in children. Many children generally get cold feet during examination periods. Therefore, it is your duty as a parent to help your child overcome anxiety and be more confident during exams.

Here are some Symptoms/effects of examination anxiety:

  • Heart beating fast
  • Lack of sleep
  • Extreme sweating during or before exams 
  • Falling ill during exam period
  • Sudden poor eating habits
  • Depression
  • Frustration or anger
  • Low confidence in themselves

How to Help Your Child overcome examination Anxiety

  1. encourage them to study and prepare well for the exams
  2. Support them and provide everything they would need to become successful
  3. Encourage them and say positive words
  4. Get them to believe in themselves
  5. Do not pressure them to success
  6. Get them to eat before exams and avoid foods that could run their stomach
  7. Make learning fun for them
  8. get them to take a little break
  9. Encourage them always
  10. Help your kid relax

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