During the exam period, it’s inevitable for students to feel the heat and it’s the same for us parents.
We want our children to do well but sometimes, it may feel like there’s not much we can do to support them. We may also feel like our child is not sufficiently geared up for the exam due to the removal of mid-year exams
Here are some ways that you can support your child during this stressful period!
Help Them With Revisions
What I mean is to help your child set up a revision schedule or a routine for the exam period, or find them a tutor to help them. This way, they won’t procrastinate their revisions and they can also get professional help if they need it.
Don’t Add on to the Stress
So out of worry, we constantly remind them to do well but this only adds to their pressure. Try to avoid doing that. Instead, encourage your child or help them in their revisions.
This also shows your support for them and that you are there for them in these trying times.
Study Hard, Play Hard
The exam period is not just about constant studying with no rest. Your child needs rest so that they have some time off to digest what they have revised and it also lets them relieve stress. If not, it can be detrimental to their mental health.
Here are some activities to consider letting your child take part in:
1. Rock climbing
3. Cycling along the park connectors
4. Visiting culture-rich places like Chinatown or Kampong Glam
5. Going to the Beaches like East Coast Park or Siloso Beach
6. Kite flying
Make Sure They Have Sufficient Rest
One mistake many students make during the exam period is not having sufficient sleep. Burning the midnight oil seems to be a common occurrence during this tough period. But when it is done too often, it might lead to your child being sleep deprived.
Everyone needs a shoulder to lean on when in times of need, and the same goes for your child. As parents, we want to be that pillar of support for them, especially during these trying times.
I hope this article shows you how you can support your child during the exam period. Good luck!