Support for your child
As well as taking practical steps to support your child, it’s also important that they be supported emotionally. Exams are tough and competition can be fierce, so make sure your child knows they’re not alone in feeling the pressure of exams.
Encourage your child to see their friends regularly rather than rely on texting and social media. Inevitably, their friends are likely to be in the same situation, so spending time with those they can relate to can be a support and coping network that everyone can benefit from.
Of course, it’s also vital that your child knows you’re also there to support them and you understand the pressure they’re experiencing – even though you’re not sitting the exams yourself! Take time to reassure them that you’ll be proud of their efforts, no matter the results.