Created by Updated on Mar 03, 2015
It is parentune discussion time Share with us what you do to reduce the anxiety of your child during the exam period. Your idea may help other proparents too.
| Mar 03, 2015
Very apt topic keeping in mind examination time. What I do with my child to reduce anxiety though she doesn't have to write papers as of now. But whenever she has to speak on stage or go for a competition I do following things : 1. I show confidence in her that she can do it. 2. I remind her of her achievements in the past. 3. We practice a lot " as practice makes a man perfect". 4. I keep praising her for the efforts she is making which gives her motivation to give her 100%. 5. I make myself available for her and keep reminding goals to her 6. I share with her my experience as a child. All this gives her the zest to do well and keep anxiety at bay.
| Mar 03, 2015
In my child's case, he doesn't have a stressful atmosphere in school. So right from the beginning, we have also not given any special attention for exams. We consider the assessments or any standardised board exams as regular school activity. Only time he appears to be anxious is when he has his piano exam or recital in front of nearly 200 people. I don't give any extra instructions for exams to do good or best as I feel that might add pressure and it might also set some expectations. We also don't do any additional piano practice just before exam. I ensure he gets nice sleep and rests and eats well on the exam day. I let him relax by doing whatever he wants like reading story books or play with his puppy. In case of piano, we have always told him that he is learning to play to enjoy the music and it's ok if he makes mistakes. Similarly when he gets his exam papers, if there is any mistake we sit together and go through it. I make him find out what the mistake is. Since there is no expectation, he faces the exams bravely and sometimes he tries to take risk as well by solving problems unconventionally. Another thing I feel that helps him is that the school doesn't compare their performance with each other by grading. It's always about making progress from his previous performance. So he feels confident about himself.
| Mar 04, 2015
Hi Kavita! On the Home page there is a link below called PARENT TALK click on that. a page opens up and in that on top On the right hand side is START PARENT TALK .I also faced same problem posting a talk thru my mobile. please try doing it using yr computer/laptop.