Help your PSLE kid de-stress
GIVE THEM ME-TIME Make sure yours has about an hour a day to decompress, says Freda Sutanto of Kaleidoscope Therapy Centre. But limit screen time to 20 minutes to avoid overstimulation.
“The rest of the time can be spent playing with friends or talking to family members, reading the books they want, or relaxing and having fun on their own. This will give their minds and bodies a break so they won’t feel so overwhelmed.”
MAKE SURE THEY LIVE A HEALTHY, ACTIVE LIFESTYLE A balanced diet, regular exercise, sufficient sleep and ample time for relaxation and fun, will go a long way towards helping your child manage their stress.
“These habits do work and should form part of your child’s PSLE preparation journey,” says Joseph of Mindchamps.
BE THEIR SAFE SPACE “Sharing their emotions, especially fear and anxiety, is a powerful way for your kids to de-stress,” Joseph adds. "In addition, remind them that there are many pathways to success, that the PSLE is but one ‘checkpoint’ in life, and that they are more than their final PSLE results.”