EXAMINATION WEEK SOS
Mar 17 2024

EXAMINATION WEEK SOS

  • Abiola Ojebola, School Mktg. & Comm. Coord.
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At different points in our children’s academic journeys, there comes a pivotal moment – exam week! Cue the stressed-out kids, the late-night cramming sessions, and the occasional meltdown (from both you and your little scholar) but it doesn’t have to be the roller coaster it often is.

Here are a few game-changing tips to add to your parental playbook so you can navigate through your child’s exam week like a boss:

Manage your expectations: As parents, we all want our children to succeed, but it's essential to strike a balance between encouragement and pressure. Remember, your child is more than just their test scores. So, take a deep breath and remind yourself that their worth isn't tied to a letter grade.

Plan, Plan, Plan: Think of exam week as a challenge, and every great champion needs a solid winning strategy. Sit down with your kiddo and map out a study schedule that works for them. Break it down into manageable chunks, with regular breaks for snacks and sanity. And hey, don't forget to pencil in some downtime too – because everyone needs a breather.

Fuel the Brain: You wouldn't run a marathon on an empty stomach, right? Same goes for studying. Make sure your mini-Einstein is fueling their brain with the good stuff – think brain-boosting snacks like nuts, fruits, and healthy meals and don't skimp on the H2O either – hydration is key for keeping those mental gears turning smoothly.

Keep Calm and Carry On: Look, we all want our kids to do well. But stressing out about it isn't going to help anyone – least of all your kiddo. So, keep those stress levels in check and encourage your child to do the same – whether it's through deep breathing exercises, a quick dance break, or just some good old-fashioned positive vibes.

At the end of the day, exam week is just a blip on the radar of your child's academic journey. So, take a step back, take a deep breath, and remember: you've got this.

Good luck, Parental Champions – may the exam week odds be ever in your favor!

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