How to help your child avoid exam stress

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Exam Stress

Growing the muscle to cope with exam stress can be one of the biggest challenges that your child will face but they are not alone and there is a lot that you can do as a parent or carer to help them!

Exam stress or even stress alone is a word that is banded around a lot nowadays but essentially it is a survival mechanism that heightens the body to dangers by raising heart rate, releasing glucose to give muscles energy and setting the person in fight/flight mode ready to deal with the challenge ahead.  Critically the body has been set to use this system to manage short periods of stress.  Now in the 21st Century, the problem arises because we all stress for much more over longer period of time.  The brain and body then stays on red alert for much longer which ultimately makes us…

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