Good grades, grades, and enrollment in reputable educational institutions make children internally ill.
Like most girls, 14-year-old Amna also dreamed of becoming a doctor. Several days later, when she went to visit her house, she weighed several kilos, her face was downcast and her eyes were feeling lifeless due to the exam stress.
Her mother said that if the papers of the board were near, then Amna had worsened her condition by reading day and night.
As the paper ran out, his condition was such that everyone had been cut off, and after the paper ran out, he was afraid of the consequences, lest the ‘nose of friends’ be cut, as well as the fear that the number would be cut. I will not be able to become a doctor if I come less.
It is not just a matter of one girl but millions of children are constantly under stress due to the educational environment and unreasonable expectations.
Due to good marks, grades, and admission to famous educational institutions, they get sick internally, then the same weakness is later suffered by the children in the form of various physical ailments.
If your children are also in this situation, then this is the right time for you to immediately work hard to protect them from future mental and physical illnesses.
To solve this problem We highlight some important points.
Symptoms of stress
If some or all of these symptoms persist for a long time, it means your child may be experiencing test stress:
1. Too upset
2. Feeling stressed
3. Headache and muscle aches
4. Don’t look right
6. Eating too little or too much
7. Don’t even enjoy your favorite activities
8. Feeling negative and low energy mood
9. Disappointment with the future
Reasons for exam stress
There can be different reasons for exam stress.
1. Poor lifestyle affects the health of the child such as not getting proper rest, poor diet, lack of physical activity.
2. Not making proper use of time for exams (time management) such as not making a study schedule in advance or not following the set schedule.
3. Getting into the habit of delaying tasks.
4. Reading constantly at night.
5. Memory problem and not making proper notes.
Whatever the reason, parents and children can not only overcome the stress of exams together but also pass the exams with good marks. Exam stress, what do parents and children do?
What should parents do?
As a parent, encourage your child to talk about this stress in the educational institution.
If the child is unable to do this, talk to the school staff yourself, and try to do a few other things carefully:
1. Food attention
A balanced diet is a very basic need of a child, especially during exams or mental activities.
High fat, sweet and caffeinated foods and beverages such as energy drinks, sodas, sweets, chocolates, burgers, and chips make children irritable, moody, and hyperactive.
Wherever possible, involve your child in food and educate them about ‘healthy’ and ‘harmful’ foods.
2. Pay attention to sleep
Good sleep enhances both thinking and attention, teenagers need 8 to 10 hours of sleep.
Make it a routine for your child to stop reading, using the TV or computer at least half an hour before going to bed so that he does not have trouble sleeping.
Waking up to study on the night of the exam increases stress, and urges the child to complete all preparations before nightfall.
3. Flexible behavior during exams
Be flexible during exams, no need to worry about incomplete household chores or cluttered rooms when the child is studying all day.
If you stay calm the child will stay calm too, remember that exams will not last forever.
4. Assistance in studies
Give your child a quiet place or room to study during exams and keep lovingly asking how you can help him/her with revision.
Motivate them about their future goals and link their studies and exams to those goals.
5. Encourage physical activity during exams
Exercise is a great way to boost children’s energy levels, clear their minds and relieve stress.
It can be a walk, cycling, swimming, football, etc., especially sports in which more than one member is playing are especially helpful.
6. Make time for fun
Have fun with your child repeating well or passing exams.
It doesn’t have to be expensive entertainment, cooking their favorite food or watching their favorite program together can help calm children’s nerves.
What should children do?
Here are some tips to help you stay strong during exam stress:
1. Make a schedule
Creating a regular study schedule and writing down the basics of reading on a daily basis always keeps the student ready for the exam and the reading of the curriculum and books ends prematurely.
Take breaks from time to time during this schedule to maintain a healthy energy level.
2. Make time and study priorities
Making time, subjects, and lesson priorities help you to control stress because it allows you to read, understand, and memorize important and difficult lessons first.
The timetable is constantly reminding you how much time you have left to study and when the repetition time will start.
3. Distance from social media
Nowadays, the use of social media, mobile, etc. has become very popular among children above 10 years of age.
Staying away from them during exams is a difficult decision but it is wonderful for your reading and attention and for reducing stress.
Watching social media during exams is one of the main reasons for ‘preparation delay’.
4. Peace of mind activities
Better exam preparation and results, as well as calming the mind and concentrating activities, are very helpful in relieving the stress associated with it.
The most important of these is the habit of deep breathing, in the morning and evening on an empty stomach, take the habit of deep breathing.
5. Set practical goals
One of the most stressful things you can do is set an ‘unrealistic goal’. If you don’t study all year, you won’t get very high marks in a month’s crash course.
If you set a realistic goal according to your preparation before the exam, then your mind will automatically stay in a ‘calm state’ and this state will increase your performance.
Last but not least, the most important thing is to have ‘complete self-confidence’, if you encounter any difficulty in any subject or lesson, think positively about yourself and say in a positive way, ‘Yes … I find this difficult. I will cross.
With good preparation, keep replacing every negative thought with a positive one until you pass the exam.
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