Page 36 - Inside_Low

This is a SEO version of Inside_Low. Click here to view full version

« Previous Page Table of Contents Next Page »
Apr/May 2012
34
Top Tips to Avoid
School
Related Stress
Start early
If you have a project due in three weeks,
waiting until the last week could pose a
time crunch, especially if other assignments
are also due around that time
.
If you begin
now while you have time, you can address
any obstacles you might face and fnish
early
.
Tis can reduce the amount of worry
you have to deal with
.
Study a little each day
One way that many kids study is
cramming
.
Sure, you will have all of your
knowledge in your head for the exam but it
will evaporate aferwards
.
Tat just means
it will be harder to study for the next test
if it builds on the information you have
already learned
.
Instead, advise your child
to read over their notes each night so that
the information is still fresh in their mind
.
Get a good night’s sleep
Sleep is a hard task for many students
.
With all of their activities, sleep time is
usually cut short
.
Over time, lack of sleep
can increase stress levels by decreasing
concentration and memory retention
.
Try
to set a specifc bedtime each night so that
they get at least eight to ten hours of sleep
.
Talk to your child
When kids get stressed it helps to get them
talking
.
Voicing your concerns allows
others to ofer suggestions for solving
them
.
Armed with solutions, your child can
better cope with whatever comes their way
throughout the day
.
Enlist the help of others
If your child is having trouble in a subject,
fnd a tutor
.
Getting help at the beginning
can avoid homework and exam stress
.
Limit after-school
activities
Colleges want to see well
-
rounded
applicants, but too many activities can be
counterproductive
.
Choose a couple that
you like and concentrate on increasing
participation instead of increasing the
number of activities
.
At school we learn to read,
write and do math. But it’s
not always easy. School can
also be a source of stress. If
this is true in your life, try
some of these tips.
Tips to Manage Stress
Stay organized
From the beginning of the school year,
make sure that your child is staying on top
of their homework and other assignments
.
Keep a separate notebook for each class so
nothing gets lost or misplaced
.
It is a common
misconception that
you have to be an
adult to experience
stress. But, stress
is our reaction to
situations in life,
and it can happen
at any age.
School can be
just as stressful as
work in the adult
world
.
Stress at school is not just academic, however. Kids
have to maintain their studies while participating
in school activities, sports, working and nurturing
friendships. It can be a tough load if you don’t
know how to handle it. Many adults don’t have to
juggle that much on a daily basis.