Parental support is crucial during exam season. It not only affects the performance of the child but their overall well-being during the examination. So, let say parents also go through a testing phase during exams. Parents always go through the dilemma such as, “How much interference is good? When should I step in? When should I step back?” These kinds of questions always boggle their minds. Most of the times they spread their stress and anxiety towards their children too.
As a parent, your responsibility should be taking off the load and exam stress not burdening your child. It is understandable that you as a parent expect your child to set the bar higher than you did. However, it’s the constant urge for perfection which creates stress.
One of the most important things that you can do for your child is to develop a sense of self-esteem in them. Positive self-esteem will be far more fruitful for them than any significant numbers on the mark sheet.
Here are a few things which a parent can do during the exam season.
Instead say, “It is just another exam. It's not the end of the world; do your best don’t stress over results.” There are many people who are already stressing your child like their teachers, society, even friends, and you must not be another source of stress. Check our blog article on Handling Exam Stress.