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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Exam Stress

Its coming to the end of the school term again. The older kids are having their exams. My sister says that she is very stressed up during this time. I can imagine that it would be stressful to get the kids to revise their work. I have a daily stress trying to get my girl to finish her homework as she usually daydreams or plays while doing it taking hours to finish her homework.

Fortunately my time to feel a parent's stress during exams has not come. My girl is still in kindy. At this time all she talks about is the party they are going to have on the last day of school. No stress yet for me or for her. I'm going to enjoy this while I can!

I came across some good pointers on how to face exam pressure. I'm going to keep the links here for future reference but anyone who is facing exam stress now can refer to it.

Parenting Plus: Exam Stress (Make sure you refer to the links within the article. They're good.)
BBC News: Parents Add to Exam Stress (I like this phrase in the article "At the end of the day, parents have to let go and trust their children. The most important thing is to provide support and love them for who they are, not for what exams they pass." It is very true. In wanting to make sure they revise and pass their exams we must not place too much pressure on them because it will have a negative effect.)


  1. Yes MG, enjoy it while you can.
    My 2nd kid go on his final elementary exam this whole week. A little bit strees too at first, but when I saw my son was quite relaxed, then I'll take this time easy. I beleive he has good preparation. Just pray the best for him.

  2. Hey there Henny,
    Wow, your son is quite relaxed and prepared. Thats great!

  3. a&a'smom3:58 PM, May 16, 2008

    Hey what a coincidence as Undergoing it now -exams on the 20th! I coach my boys daily at home. Aiyoh coaching both the boys drives me up the wall. Ok shall go read the link now

  4. what to do? parents are indeed stressed at exams season. i am stressed. my wife is stressed. only my kid is not stressed :)

  5. a&a'smom,
    Hope the links are useful to you.

    Haha. Kid is the only one not stressed. Thats quite common.


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