Help your PSLE kid de-stress

Young Parents (Singapore) - - The Right Start Issue -

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.”

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