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How To Help Your Children During Exam Periods

Exam periods can be particularly stressful times of the year, and as an adult, you may be able to remember the stress of an exam vaguely. It’s important that, as a parent, you’re providing them with the support they need and will want during these stressful and uncertain times. Even though school education isn’t the be-all and end-all of life itself, it can often feel like that as a student at the time. Here are some tips to help your kids during exam periods.

Provide a calm and distraction-free studying space.

Your home is a distracting environment, but it can also be a calm one if you give them the right space to study. Try to provide a calm and distraction-free studying space in the home. There’s bound to be somewhere in the home that can be turned into a make-shift study space if you haven’t got a study or office space readily available. It should be very effective as long as it’s quiet and free of distractions.

Look out for warning signs of stress.

Warning signs are something to be aware of when it comes to stress. Stress is very common during exam periods, so much so that it can cause some serious mental health concerns as a result. As a parent, be aware of your child’s behaviour and when it might not seem quite right. This might be a sign that the child is under stress and they need a bit of guidance or advice. It’s not common for children to hide how they’re really feeling, so be attentive to their behaviours during this time.

Make sure they’re getting plenty of sleep.

To help with exam revision, make sure they’re getting plenty of sleep. A lack of sleep is never good for their health or mental well-being. If they’re running on a low amount of sleep, this is likely going to affect their performance within the school and, in particular – their exams. A good seven to nine hours of sleep each night is going to be the magic juice they need to help get them through this challenging period of their life.

Help them study if needed.

Studying can sometimes be helped with the assistance of parents. While it may all sound somewhat like a foreign language, any assistance that can be provided during this study period will likely be appreciated. Whether that’s passing on helpful studying techniques or helping test them on a variety of questions. 

Create a delicious weekly meal plan to ensure they’re eating well.

To help guide them through the exam period with ease, it’s important that there’s a delicious weekly meal plan to keep them full and content. There’s nothing worse than flagging due to too much junk food or having a half-empty stomach just before going into an exam. Be sure that they’re getting three full meals per day and that they have plenty of pre-nerve snacks to munch on during this exam period. These tips will ensure your child gets the best results possible during their exams this year or next. 

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