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How parents can teach children to overcome toxic exam stress

From the outset, if a parent assures the child that he or she is loved no matter what, irrespective of marks, this will go a long way in keeping them free of stress. Talk to your child and assure him/her that you truly believe that marks are not the be all and end all.

Is your child not doing well in exams despite working hard? It could be a learning disorder

It is important to speak to their child on a daily basis and build a bond of trust, faith and love. Don’t scold your child for getting less marks in exams and don’t compare one child with another.


Stressed during exams? Junk food may be to blame: Study

The researchers investigated the relationship between exam stress and change in dietary quality, and whether these associations were modified by psychosocial factors such as eating behaviour, food choice motive, taste preference, impulsivity, coping strategies, sedentary behaviour, and social support.

How to keep kids upbeat during board exam results

It is natural for any child post their poor result to have feelings of self-doubt and poor self-worth. Shower love and provide them the comfort that your love for them is not subject to grades.

Imagine: It is grit that matters more than your child’s grades

It is the growth mindset and grit that will determine children’s success in life. From us, they learn that adversity is an invitation to rise above and not give up. They also learn that life is not a sprint, but a marathon.

A letter to students: 7 ways to hack exam stress and get ROCKING!

The best procrastination buster is to break the task into brick by brick or what I call the ‘15-minute rule’. It will cut down the inertia and possibly make it easier for you to come back to it next time.


Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0: PM Modi's parenting lessons on exam stress, depression

PM Narendra Modi said that examinations are not bad; what matters is how we deal with them. He reiterated that an examination should be viewed as an opportunity, not as a life-changing decision.

Imagine: Exam time and a pressure-cooked generation

Education which is not embedded in life is meaningless. It is high time we let go of this outdated belief that one exam will determine the rest of their lives. This is a huge burden for young shoulders to carry.

Wondering what's troubling your child? It’s not just exam stress

We have to step away from pushing our children into an artificial race from the moment they are born. The best preschool, best birthday party, best school, best teacher and best grades.

7 exam tips for students to help deal with the stress

Exam tips for students: Create a secure space — friend, family member, coach or counsellor — where students can go to without being afraid of judgment or shame. Exam pressure can sometimes get overwhelming and will affect the day-to-day life of the student; therefore, sharing concerns may be of great help.

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5 ways to beat the exam blues

Getting anxious, hyper and depressed during the examination are some common phenomenon. Dr Samir Parikh gives tips to keep the tension at bay