As a father of three, I know how stressful it can get when exams are approaching. With all this added stress, your children may be quick to snap and a simple misunderstanding can quickly get out of hand, so it’s a perfect opportunity to test your ability to tread carefully. Many students find this time daunting and are seriously overwhelmed which is why it is in our best interests as parents, to provide as much support as we can.
How might you be able to help?
It’s simple. Numerous students complete their studies at home, therefore, it is a necessity to have a quiet, stress-free space for them to work. This space must be ventilated, well lit, distraction-free and comfortable to achieve maximum superstar capabilities.
Parental figures also need to be constructive and positive; don’t push them too hard and prompt your child to envision themselves accomplishing a goal.
It is important to understand that homework may be perceived as an unsettling task by your child, and so, to encourage co-operation, simplify the task at hand into simple, achievable and practical steps.
Encourage your children to have good sleeping, eating and exercise habits, as well as multiple study breaks to maintain top study performance.
One of the single most important things you can do is to sit down with your children and help them to revise. When parents nurture academic habits, children develop study practices that they can use in the future to benefit them. Doing so also allows parents to understand what their children are learning in school and build strong relationships with them.
Following these tips will help establish strong study attitudes and the confidence & abilities of your child whilst fostering harmony, positivity and greater communication in your family.