For Parents: It’s important to know what you’re looking for. Some students sail through exams without a care in the world, but most will exhibit several signs of stress. Headaches, irritability and sleeplessness are common signs of exam stress. They might lose interest in food or alternatively eat everything in sight. Negativity and temper can also be a sign of pressure. When you first start to notice the signs of exam stress, acknowledge them. Talk to your teen about how they’re feeling and recognise that this is a difficult time but one that everyone gets through.
Contributors: Stephen Spriggs from williamclarence.com