Strategies Kids and Teens Can Use to Overcome Test Stress

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As the 2015-16 school year is coming to a close, children and young adults across the country are gearing up to take on a variety of final exams. And while these grade determining tests are important and should be treated with the appropriate seriousness, it’s also important that young people not subject themselves to excess stress while preparing for their exams.

Chronic stress isn’t good for anyone, but it can be especially detrimental to kids and teens as it can have a lasting negative impact on their mental and physical development.

Parents who want to ensure their children aren’t being overwhelmed by test stress would do well to check out this BBC article. It details a number of different things people can do to relieve their pre-exam jitters.

First and foremost, its important that youngsters understand that they have people in their lives who are willing to listen to them express their concerns. As children move through the educational system, they become increasingly aware of the expectations they’ll need to meet to further their academic careers. All that pressure can be paralyzing if kids don’t feel they have an emotional outlet.

Check out the full story to learn other ways kids can beat test related stress.

Read the full article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/36193413

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