The “ triangle” series
“I will not be able to join you all for the movie. It is exam time!!”
Wondering which helpless student said that? Well, those are the echoes of all parents during examination time. After all, exam time for students does mean exam time for parents is it not? Or at least that is how the trend is.
Sleepless nights, continuous revisions, never ending test series have become an integral part of the parent-student-examination triangle. A good friend of mine I knew to be always calm and collected as a person, suddenly appeared always stressed out. So much that she opted to join Yoga classes. Seems she needed to go, in order to handle her daughter’s exams.
We often discuss in our group, about the different ways in which we handle our child during examinations…and found that most of the group start with cajoling, move onto comparing, threatening , bribery and some admitted to even yelling. Not very encouraging responses, eh!
In the midst of all this, take a minute to think-how your child must be feeling during exams. In this ocean of studies, examinations, classes and activities, do not forget the main entity around which it all revolves- your child. It is important to find the right balance, as a parent, to facilitate the education process of your child. The right mix of- being involved while not over doing it.
It is not easy to find such a balance, but here are some tips to help you facilitate your child’s examination preparation process-
We must never forget that the child also undergoes equal stress during examinations and it is important to help them handle it, mainly by just being there for him/her.The more a child is able to handle examinations without stress, automatically parents will also be able to relax.