Teens go through stressful times with spot quizzes, weekly tests and major exams. The major exams are the most difficult because they cover the largest amount of work that has been learned. Early in the year it is helpful to prep kids for the big exams that will come months down the road. There are many ways to help them prepare and parents and teachers can help support teens during these times in many ways.
10 Tips for Supporting Teens Through Major Exams
In general, a value to lend to your child is that the reward isn’t a stellar grade, but learning how to study itself. Learning a work ethic that includes persistence and good organization is the gain which lasts much longer than the test at the moment. A further lasting plus is strengthening the parent-teen relationships!
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst with specialized clinical training in infant-parent, child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy. She has been on the faculties of New York University and the Society for Psychoanalytic Study and Research, among others.
She has written extensively on parenting for various publications, including the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, The International Journal of Infant Observation, The Inner World of the Mother, Newsday’s Parents & Children Magazine, Long Island Parent.
She also wrote her popular column, PARENTAL INTELLIGENCE, at Moms Magazine and has been a parenting expert for numerous publications such as Good Housekeeping.. She currently writes for Active Family Magazine (San Francisco) and blogs for Huffington Post.
Her new book is Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child’s Behavior.
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