How To Sail Through The Dreaded Board Exams!

Board examinations are just another series of tests and should not be considered a parameter to judge your child's worth. Here are a few tips to sail through these exams smoothly.

Board examinations are just another series of tests and should not be considered a parameter to judge your child’s worth. Here are a few tips to sail through these exams smoothly.

As children are gearing up for Board exams, they are getting tensed and restless. And more than them it’s the parents who are nervous. First of all, parents please stop getting anxious about exams. Stop treating Board exams like a giant monster!

Now a days, parents especially mothers complain that “my child is not serious at all, for him everything is important but not studies and so on”. But, the truth is that mothers are so scared of this ‘exam monster’ that we want our kids to sail in the same boat and fight this big upcoming Tsunami. We are so lost in our own crafted pressure, we are unable to feel what our kids are going through.

We have been hearing of late that so and so got 99 percent , 99.9 percent marks in Mathematics. And as a result want to fit ourselves in same frame too. But, honestly these numbers are just like price tags. Once you hold this price tag, you are in a way assessing your child’s value that he/she is worth 99.9% or 85%. This value is just based on your 10th score, that is only academics. But what about other areas where you are getting 100%? They hold no value?

So parents please don’t run the race of marks. You are part of a marathon in which you are expecting to win, but your child is participating on your behalf. It is their journey. Let them travel freely. Don’t put extra luggage of your worries on their shoulders. Here are some points to make this whole experience beautiful:

1) Wake your child early after 8 hours of good sleep with positive gestures. Wake him up lovingly.

2) Don’t panic. Never expect him to wake up with books. Give the child some space.

3) Start his morning with fresh talks and encourage him to spend some time with other members of the family followed by Columbine session of yoga or some relaxing therapies.

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4) Once he is back from taking the exam, don’t start interrogating-“How was your exam? Could you finish it in given time?” Please avoid all these. Simply convey that you were waiting for him.

5) Please avoid going out until it is necessary and provide moral support to your child.

6) Keep his diet in mind. Avoid junk food just to show your concern or to pamper him. Healthy and nutritious diet keep kids’ mind calm and relaxed. Home made food should always be the priority.

7) Don’t miss a chance to tell him that you are sure that he is going to rock.

8) The kind of discipline you want him to follow, you should set an example by following the same first.

9) Last but not the least, keep in mind, marks are just numbers and are not the parameters which would define your kid’s character.

So enjoy these 50 days journey with a relaxed mind.

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