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8 Positive statements that will help your child during exam time

Aparna Balasundaram
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8 Positive statements that will help your child during exam time

As a parent, you spare no effort to get your child to be exam ready. From diet, uniforms, stationery and school things – and you may get so engrossed in all this that you may unconsciously overlook something very important – ‘verbal communication’. At times, ‘words can speak louder than actions’. So when was the last time you said something inspiring, positive and reassuring to your child? It’s never too late to start and with the exams approaching, the best time to start, is now!

So here are 8  statements that are guaranteed to help your child during exam time. You can tweak these according to your child’s age and understanding – but yes, keep adding as you go along…

 

1. You are a bright student and you can crack this

Keep repeating this to your child. When you show confidence in your child, your child will automatically start feeling more confident too.

 

2. Now, that is wonderful… how did you do that?

Observe your child’s small achievements through the day/week and take a moment out and praise your child for these deeds. Make it more special by asking him/her about how s/he achieved a certain result. Show your curiosity and share the excitement.

 

3. Don’t chase success – work hard and it will come to you

This is not just a positive statement; this is a life mantra that your child will always remember and if s/he abides by it, it will surely have a positive impact on your child’s life.

 

4. Exams are not the end of life

Again, a very important message! As parents, you need to tell yourself the same too; practise what you preach. The reality is that exams are not the end of life. Sometimes a child is so very stressed with this ‘larger than life’ approach to exams that s/he is bound to feel averse to studying.

 

5. Don’t worry if you are not good at some subjects – you cannot be good at everything!

That’s true, isn’t it? Some children struggle with maths, some with history and some with chemistry. Your child has his/her strengths and weaknesses, just like you. So tell him to focus on the strengths and keep working on the weaknesses patiently.

 

6. Just do your best and forget the rest

On the exam day, wish ‘best of luck’ with this statement. While you are encouraging him to do his/her best, you are also cutting out the unnecessary pressure that is no good.

 

7. Don’t fear failure as it is a stepping stone to success

As we have often heard ‘many of the things we fear never really come to pass’ – inculcate this thought in your child. Take out the dread from this word ‘fear’ by informing your child of the positives of failure – how s/he can learn from mistakes; how it makes us learn valuable lessons in life and so on.

 

8. I love you

Last but not the least – don’t forget the three magic words. Let it be the last thing you tell your child (with a smile) as you wish goodnight to each other. These words will bring a sense of calm and reassurance to your child that no other words can bring forth!

 

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| Apr 05, 2017

nice

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| Mar 29, 2017

beautiful statements which will definitely help my princess !

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| Feb 28, 2017

Simple yet profound statements

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| Feb 22, 2017

thanks for valuable suggestions

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| Feb 20, 2017

Thanks

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| Feb 20, 2017

thanx so much

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| Feb 20, 2017

thanks

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| Feb 17, 2017

Thx Aparna

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| Feb 17, 2017

super,though it looks simple statements,but we may miss out in reality,thanks for the blog aparna

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| Feb 17, 2017

thank you very much for your wonderful guidance for all the parents

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| Feb 16, 2017

thank you

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| Feb 16, 2017

excellent

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| Feb 16, 2017

This is the best way to get

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