No parent wants to see their kids fail a test or have an incomplete grade on a report card. Still, they want to teach their kids responsibility, especially when it comes to their schoolwork. With that balance in mind, here are some ways you can help your kids get through exam period with a little less stress.
A great way to prepare your kid for a test is to quiz them on the material. This will help narrow down what material they need to spend more time with before the test. You can either write up a quiz for them or ask them questions right off their notes. If they know how the test will be structured, try to follow that model to prepare them.
Know Their Exam Schedule
Create A Daily Checklist
Help your teen organize their priorities and use their time wisely by creating daily checklists. Refer to the calendar to see what needs to get done first and break tasks down to make them seem more achievable and less daunting for your kid.
Time for Fun
Your kid does need to focus on school work, but they also need adequate breaks. Encourage them to spend some time with their friends or have dinner with the family so their brain can take a good rest from looking at notes and textbooks.
Junk food is not brain food. If your teen is sitting with a bag of chips beside them, swap it out for a healthier snack. Make them a filling meal the night before a test and a healthy breakfast in the morning to get their brain ready for exam time.
Rest is vital for top notch thinking. Make sure your kid gets to bed early enough to get a good night’s rest and wakes up on time so they aren’t rushing around in the morning—you want to help them be as calm as possible the morning of an exam.
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