How to Help Your Kids Get Through Exam Period

How to Help Your Kids Get Through Exam Period

By Meaghan Archer

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.

  • Quiz Them

    By Meaghan Archer

    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

    By Meaghan Archer

    Have your kid add their exam dates to the family calendar so you can be in the loop. Make sure they [get to bed at a reasonable time](http://www.teenrehab.org/tips-for-getting-a-good-nights-sleep-while-dealing-with-anxiety/) and wake up early enough to [eat a good breakfast](http://www.teenrehab.org/6-healthy-breakfast-ideas-for-teens/).

  • Create A Daily Checklist

    By Meaghan Archer

    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

    By Meaghan Archer

    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.

  • Eat Well

    By Meaghan Archer

    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.

  • Sleep

    By Meaghan Archer

    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.