22 March,2018 | 3 years read
As a parent, it is hard to perceive adolescent misery due to exam stress. It is not only your child facing these particulars. In India, 82.2% of students encounter high-stress level, a week before the exam. A study conducted by National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, states- Stress is a major cause of suicide among students. What is the reason behind this immense percentage of stress? There are some of the progenitors still not grasping the exact situations of their children's struggle. So, let's decode exam stress and provide teens with a good emotional wellbeing.
Before going to solutions, admit some of the faults, as a parent. In some way, you are also the reason for their exam stress. Yes! You read that right. The exams become a judgmental factor in determining a student's social status. We compare them to the next door kid and want him/her to score higher than them. The first question from a relative will be 'How well is your academics?'. Psychologically we have given them a threat of 'You must-study well'. Belatedly, what is the point of asking them not feel stressed, anxious and restless?
When he/she brews with pressure then it is hard to concentrate on studies. Just sit alongside and help with their studies which will boost their confidence level. But not busy on your phones while sitting next to them.
Most often, parents leave their kids alone in an aloof room while studying. It is a good idea to make them feel peace and concentrated. Instead, don't make them sit alone for a longer duration. This detachment makes them feel discomfort with studies.
How do you feel now? Does the action plan work? Are you relaxed now? Talk to them and know how they are feeling mentally and physically. This care and support can make them more active and provides motivation and sense of belonging. Also, make sure you are not too pushy there!
If he/she leave the room messy, it's okay. Remember they are already under stress so, don't pressurise them for extra chores. Let it be messy. But a clean environment is conducive to study, so help them a bit!
To boost their motivation and confidence level. Show them your care, love and support. Make them understand your shoulders are always there to lean. Also, get them to know exams are not the end for them.
Avoid foods that contain junk, high-fat and high-sugar. Nourish body with lots of healthy grub. Fuel their mind and body with lots of green veggies, fruit, nuts and seeds.
Every teen is different by nature, so are their interest. Don't compare them with others. It might make them feel worse and will keep demotivated.
Keeping body hydrated is important for proper brain functioning. The body needs at least 2 litres/ day. Dehydration might make them feel uneasy with muscle cramps and headache.
Let them step outside. They cannot be with books all the time, let them step out and get a breath of fresh air. This will avoid them procrastinating and being more productive at studies. Furthermore, it helps them focus better.
If there is something still bothering them or they are consistently struggling with exam stress, seek professional help. Counselling can make you understand the graph of where there are? And what they need? Reach Cadabam’s Hospitals for betterment, Call us @ +91 97414 76476