HELPING WITH STUDY STRESS
School is not an easy task and presents many stressful situations for hard-working students and their parents. Study and exam stress can become a big problem for students, often resulting in a fear of failure that defeats them before they start.
However there are plenty of ways parents and friends can support those facing study stress and make school life a bit easier.
It’s important for children to know it’s not the end of the world if they don’t do well and to make sure parents are not putting unnecessary pressure on their children without realising.
Parents can help with study stress by keeping calm and trying not to get angry when tensions are high. It also helps your child put exams in perspective. Remind them of previous successes and other times they’ve got through exams.
Above all, remember exams are going to be a stressful time for students of any age.
Ten study tips 1. Pick a place and time Where are you going to study and when? 2. Study every day Allocate time to get your study done. 3. Plan your time Have a plan of what to do with that time. 4. Discover your learning style What works best for you? 5. Review and revise Before moving on, review what you’ve done. 6. Take breaks Get up and move, have a cuppa but don’t go near the Playstation. 7. Ask for help If you need help, just ask a parent or a friend. 8. Stay motivated Don’t give up, stay positive. 9. App it up Is there an app that can help you study or stay motivated?
Look after yourself Eat regularly, get lots of sleep and stay focused.