Guiding Stars: The Vital Parental Role During a Child’s Board Exam
In this episode, Ms. Swati Salunkhe is talking to Parents, especially to the Parents whose Children are appearing for the Board Exam. It’s a phase that is different and at times parent’s anxieties do affect the child.
Every guardian must show immense support as children are anxious during exam preparation. Any criticism will increase anxiety. Your parental role in your child’s exam preparation is crucial.
Parental role in support
As parents, you need to be a support to the child. Ensure that the child gets Proper Sleep, Exercise and Healthy Diet. Do not bring sudden changes as it will affect the child. Just restrictions will not be helpful. Speak to the child and make them understand the importance of the exam. Though she agrees that Board Exam marks are not the end of the world, yet the impact and importance of the same cannot be ignored.
In these two months take it slow, be observant, and rectify the areas where the child is going wrong with proper communication. Do not just instruct, criticize, or compare the Child. These are crucial times when parents can play really active support. Do not worry and be confident and help your child which will bring positive change.
Frequently Asked Questions (Faqs) Parental Role During a Child’s Board Exam:
What is the role of parents during their child’s board exams?
How can parents help their children manage stress and anxiety during board exams?
Parents can help by maintaining a calm and positive atmosphere at home, encouraging breaks, and providing healthy snacks. They should also remind their child that their worth is not solely determined by exam results.
Should parents actively participate in their child’s study routine?
While offering guidance is essential, it’s equally important to respect a child’s study independence. Parents can strike a balance by being available for questions and concerns without being overbearing.
What are some effective ways for parents to motivate their children to study for board exams?
Motivation can be fostered through setting realistic goals, celebrating small achievements, and highlighting the long-term benefits of studying and performing well.
How can parents help their child create a study schedule and stick to it?
Is it advisable for parents to provide additional tutoring for their child during board exam preparation?
It depends on the child’s needs. Some students benefit from extra help, while others prefer studying independently. Consulting with the child and teachers can help determine the best approach.
What should parents do if they notice signs of extreme stress or burnout in their child?
If a child exhibits signs of severe stress or burnout, parents should seek professional help immediately. They should also encourage their child to take breaks, engage in relaxation techniques, and get enough sleep.
How can parents help their child maintain a healthy lifestyle during exam preparation?
Parents should ensure their child eats nutritious meals, gets regular exercise, and gets sufficient sleep. These factors significantly impact cognitive function and stress management.
What is the role of communication between parents and their children during board exam preparation?
Open and supportive communication is vital. Parents should encourage their children to share concerns, seek help when needed, and discuss any challenges they are facing.
How should parents react to their child’s performance in board exams, regardless of the results?
Regardless of the outcome, parents should offer unconditional support and encouragement. They should celebrate their child’s efforts and help them explore their options for the future.
What are some common mistakes parents should avoid during their child’s board exams?
Common mistakes include putting excessive pressure on the child, comparing them to others, and creating a stressful atmosphere at home. Parents should also avoid making the child’s worth dependent on exam results.