HOW TO PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR MID-YEAR EXAM SUCCESS
October 29, 2018
As winter becomes a nippy reality while we get ready for school and work in the morning, you may already start to feel the pre-exam tension building in your house. Here are a few pointers that will help you to prepare your child for mid-year exam success straight out of the gates:
PLAN, PLAN, PLAN SOME MORE
The simplest, most effective way to ensure that exam time does not become a hot mess of stress and anxiety is to plan for it. Draw up a revision schedule, start on those summaries and help your child to formulate a game plan that will allow plenty of time for exam prep without impacting on their extramural schedule, socialising time or sleep pattern. If you don’t have the time to assist your kids with summaries, we highly recommend taking advantage of Studymaster summary services – it’s an affordable, fuss-free way to ensure that your child has all the tools at their disposal to excel.
TAKE CARE OF ALL THE WHAT IF’S
Take your child to get a flu shot, make sure everyone’s getting plenty of nutrients and remember to set aside dedicated family time every day (or at least as often as you can). By checking in with your child regularly, you’ll be able to pick up if anything is amiss and address any health or emotional issues before it becomes a problem that might hamper their academic success.
CREATE A STUDY-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT
Help your child to tailor a study space to their liking. Invest in a proper chair, ergonomic table and sufficient lighting. Depending on your child’s learning style, they may need complete quiet, prefer an open door so they can hear the bustle of the house, or even listen to loud music (it works for some!). Help them to determine what works best and then tailor a study environment that has everything they need to get down to the business of learning.
These are just a few of the ways in which you can help to prepare your child for mid-year exam success. Remember, the way you communicate with your children will become their internal dialogue later in life, so always take care to treat them with the care, consideration and affection you would like them to demonstrate towards themselves as adults.
Keep your eye on the blog in coming weeks and months for more advice on creating a happy, healthy and stimulating environment at home, so your child may thrive as they grow into the strong, capable people they are meant to become.