Exam stress- not the biggest challenge.


My Monday rant:Exam stress is not because teachers are insensitive or conspiratorial .

Parents need to teach children accountability. Expectations, chores, whatever. No diploma, certification, personal goal is ever free. Let them see you have crisis and worry but prevail. We have demands of some kind. Allow them to fail or manage risk. Children need to learn they can cope and survive obstacles if they are able to tackle crisis or stress as adults. If students can’t manage school stress how can they cope with the challenges of work, finances or personal accidents. 

Teach your child resiliency and help them recognize the big life picture. It’s going to be tough world and just labelling anxiety as a classroom failure is so oversimplified . 


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