How to Deal With Children and Exams: The Parental Guide

Exams not only help to get good marks, secure a better stream, or a scholarship, but a successful performance in exams can help boost the confidence of a child. While your child is facing a lot of pressure from school, friends and society, it’s your turn as a parent to make your child motivated and confident enough to prepare for the exam.

Here’s how you can support your children during the exam:

Don’t put much pressure on the students

Each year, crores of students appear for exams from different boards. You can imagine the immense pressure your child may face during the preparation of the exam with such competition.

As a parent, you should realize the stress factor and not set any unrealistic targets for them. During the exam, you should give an assurance to your child that you will be there to support them irrespective of the exam result. A gentle motivation and encouragement will be much more helpful to boost the child’s confidence. 

Help them to manage time and prepare a timetable

While a child is going to face the board exam, they have to give proper time to revisions, solving previous year’s questions, memorizing, etc. They must have an hour or two for rest and recreation. Parents need to help their child create a proper time table to meet the daily study target and ensure that each day remains balanced.

In this process, they might not need your consistent help. But you have to be there at the initial phase to help them stay on track. It is the moment when as a parent you have to be firm forward yet supportive to your child.

Monitor the progress and encourage them to create Self-Help Aids

Daily assessments can do much to track your child’s progress. Encourage them to take up regular mock tests seriously. Figure out their strong and weak areas from the mock assessment. Also, please do not allow any extra time, restricting them to complete a paper within the given time limit. By this, they will be more organized at the time of the real exam.

Sit down with them, take an oral test. Once your child is done with each mock and oral examination, ask them to list the patterns of mistake, and areas needing further revision. In this way, they can create a better revision plan and can improve their performance efficiently with time.

Make sure you are giving proper attention to nutrition, exercise/activity and sleep

Your child needs to look after themselves. It is very common for students to forget to eat or sleep at a proper time when the exam is just one or two weeks away. They get busy with their schedule and due to stress, sleeping and eating on time, takes a back seat. 

As a parent, you have to make sure that your child remains mentally and physically healthy during this time. Make sure they have a healthy and balanced diet. You can encourage them to take juice or fruits at a regular intervals. If your child prefers to study late at night, encourage them to take frequent power naps in the day time. This will boost the mental capability in such a stressful time.

And don’t forget physical exercise. Take your child out with you for a walk or a cycle ride. Make sure they have a regular break from studying for nutrition, physical activity and sleep.

Provide a proper environment for study

Do not create a national library in your home, instead create a calm environment. Make sure you are not organizing any house party at the time of exams.

Give your child the support they need during the examination, be that pillar and help them to flourish in their exam and not be afraid of it. 

Share and Enjoy !

0 0





INFANO is a website which mainly focuses on women health like how to improve fertility, their sex life, pregnancy and disorders and disease related to women hygiene. We are qualified a bunch of professionals from healthcare industry who provides you with the latest articles and post which are written by our professional content writer. These writers have vast knowledge in this field as they provide us with real life stories and facts which are shared by women about their experiences which they face. As we can see now women are struggling in their personal and professional life regarding issues related to health, mental sickness, harassment, molestation etc. We try our best to eradicate the social taboos and bust the myths which society believes and force women to follow. To help women to get out of these difficulties we have come with INFANO, where our main goal is to help women to break the shackles of the society and come out brave and empowered.

Leave a Comment


Please enter a valid email address.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.


Switching to a Menstrual Cup? This Lady Will Tell You How to Ace It!

Switching to a Menstrual Cup? This Lady Will Tell You How to Ace It!

I always shuddered at the idea of using a menstrual cup!  For someone like me who has PCOS, super irregular menstrual cycle and unpredictably heavy ...

Foods to Avoid and Choose in PCOS

PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) typically causes a rise in insulin in the blood. Insulin helps control blood glucose levels by signaling the liver and muscle ...

Did You Know That The World Could Have Been 3 Billion Fewer People? Here’s How!

Did you know that if every woman had access to secondary education, the world would have been 3 billion fewer people?! Okay, do you know ...

Meet Niketa And Poovayya, Teenagers Providing Sanitary Kits To Migrant Women Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

After the Centre enforced the nationwide lockdown on March 25, two Bangalore based teenagers were firstly excited at the thought of board exams getting postponed. ...

Digital schooling a cause of tribulation for children and a load for mothers

“Digital schooling in the Internet age means teaching tomorrow skills today.” Digital schooling: where about! Integrating technology in digital education is a complex issue taking ...

Here’s why COVID-19 Crisis Could result in more Child Marriages & Female Genital Mutilation

UNFPA claimed that an additional 13 million girls could be married off and two million more could undergo FGM in the next decade, beyond what ...