Ways to Help Teens Tone Down Test Stress

Examinations and school tests cause a certain amount of stress for teens. This is normal and often the type of stress that is needed to push your teen to do his/her best. But too much stress will have the opposite effect and can hinder your teen’s grades. Here are ways that you can help your teen tone down test stress at home. Be positive about your teen’s abilities. Your teen may experience some self-doubt or worry that the test may be 'too hard'. Sympathize with your teen but remain confident that he/she is capable of handling the test.

Have your teen get some rest and stick to your normal routine. Don’t stay up late to go over the information one more time. Routine and habits will help your teen keep his/her stress under control.

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