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It is here again. It is the examination season.

The dread of life for parents and students. But life is a school where the bell never rings. Ace all of it.

Before

“Motivation is what gets you started.” 

Motivate. This is the best time for motivating your child. It that does not mean nagging or, worse, threatening. Do not stress your child; let him/her feel the support instead.

  • Give positive feedback
  • Establish a study routine
  • Provide a conducive study environment

During

Examination season is a stressful period, possibly the most anxious time of the year for your child. Your child needs a lot of encouragement to pull through; help them to bust the crippling anxiety.

  • Share study techniques
  • Help your child to relax
  • Listen to your child talk about his/her day

After

This is not the time for post-exam dissection. Your child deserves a good break so reward him/her. Breathe easy. The hardest part is over; there is no point dwelling on things that you cannot change.

  • Take a walk together—exercise relieves stress
  • Encourage your child to hang out with friends to take his/her mind off the exams for now
  • Go for a celebratory meal

“In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.” —Tom Bodett

Life is an open book, passing an exam is only a small part of the story. There is so much more to learn. Let your child know what all life is about.

Tags: School Matters /Child Education /Parent-Child Relationships