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Helping Your Kids Revise for their Exams

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As much as our kids hate exams, unfortunately, they are an inevitable part of school life that just can’t be avoided. Parents can help their kids manage the stress of revision, as explored below by a sixth form college in London. There are lots of things you can do and you don’t have to be a maths genius or a science wiz in order to help.

Prepare a Revision Timetable

A few weeks (or even months) before the exam period starts, it’s wise to sit down with your son or daughter and help them prepare a revision timetable. Encourage them to think about any problem areas that they might have because they will probably require additional revision time. Bear in mind that research has proven that revision is more effective when carried out in small, consistent instalments, rather than hours at a time.

Understand their Learning Style

Everyone has a different style of learning, so it’s important that you figure out which one best suits your child. Once you understand their learning style, you will find it easier to provide appropriate resources and work set-up. For instance, if your child is a visual learner, you may want to invest in lots of stick it notes and coloured pens etc. 

Child trying to revise for their exams
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Try and Stay Positive

Exam period is very stressful for teens and they need to be reminded of how well they’re doing from time to time. Your positive praise will go a long way and help keep them motivated. Make sure your child has some time off to relax and socialise and be there for them if they feel that they need to rant.

Encourage a Healthy Lifestyle

Exercise is important during the exam period because it gives kids the opportunity to wind down. With that said you should encourage your teen to walk the dog, go for a kick about or join an active extra-curricular club. They also need to eat nutritious, wholesome food and get at least eight hours of sleep each night.

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