As our students prepare to appear for the Board Examinations, the next few days are going to be crucial for them and us too. You will witness them face a lot of mood swings, anxiety, sadness and enthusiasm. Our support and cooperation will help them sail through and emerge as winners with flying colours.
So let us all support our children..
How can we do that?
Some simple tips which can be implemented at your end, to help your children cope up with stress.
- Please wake them up in the morning with a positive stroke, a touch / hug which a child expects from his / her parents.
- Start your child’s day with a positive statement – I love you, come let’s start this beautiful day together etc.
- Be careful about the communication you have with your child, before/he leaves for his exams – ‘I am sure you will excel/ I am sure you will give your best/ all luck to you/ I will be waiting for you to come back sweetheart. etc.
- Do not let your anxiety pass on to your child. Whatever the situation is, last moment positive support from your end will give a boost to your child’s confidence.
- When the child comes back, please avoid asking questions like – how was the exam, instead ask.. how was the experience… lets unwind for the day, let’s go out for sometime / let’s have a cup of coffee together etc.
Avoid talking about the subject or exam they have already appeared in.
What is gone is gone.. you can’t alter that but atleast you can support the child for the next exam.
- Please ensure that a very happy and healthy atmosphere is given to the child in the house during his exams.
Avoid unnecessary arguments within the family, differences can be solved later.
Don’t forget – that they will affect your child and add to his stress.
- Please play soft instrumental music while the child is having his/her breakfast or relaxing with you.
- Avoid giving marks target to the child. S/he is sensible enough to understand his targets.
- Keep fresh flowers in the house, they usher a lot of positivity in the house.
- Avoid nagging for any reason.
- Make the child sleep after a healthy and positive conversation with you. Your two minutes will give him/her sound sleep for some hours, that will help the child to combat with the situation.
- Avoid giving continuous advice. Give the child his/her space.
- Stand by your child even if the exam has not gone as per your or his expectations.. It’s ok..
This experience will be a landmark in your child’s life. The right attitude, positive approach and unconditional support will work wonders.
All the best to the dear students and wonderful parents!
The Modern School, ECNCR