Providing all-round support
1-The best way to support your child during the stress of revision and exams is to make home life as calm and pleasant as possible.
2-It helps if other members of the household are aware that your child may be under pressure and that allowances should be made for this.
3-If your child is given study leave in the run-up to exams, try to be at home as much as possible so that you can share a break and a chat together.
4-Make sure there are plenty of healthy snacks in the fridge and try to provide good, nutritious food at regular intervals.
5-Encourage your child to join family meals, even if it's a busy revision day - it's important to have a change of scene and get away from the books for a while.
6-Also encourage your child to take regular exercise. A brisk walk around the block can help clear the mind before the next revision session.
7-Try not to nag or make too many demands on your child during exam time. Arguments are counter-productive and will only add unnecessary stress and distract from revision.
8-It's important to get a good night's sleep before an exam, so discourage your child from staying up late to cram. 9-And make sure he or she eats a good breakfast on the morning of the exam.