HELP­ING WITH STUDY STRESS

Highfields' Own - - Education -

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.

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