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Psychological advice to parents of applicants (how to deal with children’s excitement)

Often the nervousness injected parents of graduates arguments about the uselessness of the exam and wrong it.

The first piece of advice for parents – do not try to cheat the child and not to escalate the situation.

The word “exam” is translated from Latin as “test”.

And it tests, complex, sometimes dramatic, become final for the eleventh. Many young boys and girls after a short break again being tested knowledge and skills – is the entrance exams.

Of course, the exams – especially individual case where the applicant is a graduate or one-on-one with the Commission. And parents just have to worry about their child, scolding him according to Russian tradition, or trying to maintain a distance. Adults have done everything in their power.

Remarkably, if the parents have the opportunity to pay tutors, but only this help to them in any case should not be limited. The parents can help their eleventh most effectively dispose of time and effort in preparing for the final tests. Help adults is very important for the student because they, among other things also need psychological readiness to the situation exams. Agree that everyone who passed exams, regardless of their outcome, comprehends the most important in the life science – the ability to not give up in difficult situations, and if failed – to breathe deeply and move on.

Most importantly, in preparation for exams – is to reduce the stress and anxiety of the child, as well as to provide suitable conditions for employment.

Cheering children, praise them for what they do well. Increases their self-confidence, because the more a child is afraid of failure, the more probability of errors.

Do not raise the anxiety of the child on the eve of exams – it could adversely affect the result of the examination. Child always conveys the excitement of parents, and if adults at a crucial moment to cope with their emotions, the child, due to age characteristics can be emotionally “break.” – Watch the well-being of the child. No one, except you, will not be able to notice and prevent the deterioration of the child associated with overwork, stress. The first step towards getting rid of stress your child is to learn to recognize certain signs that tell that he is under stress.

Control mode of preparation of the child, do not overload, explain to him that he must alternate classes with the rest. Optimal mode classes – 40 minutes, 10 minutes break. During the break, better do not mental, and physical activity: wash dishes, loudly sing his favorite song, dance, blind from his newspaper mood to draw. Depending on who is your child – “lark” or “owl”, let engaged mainly in the morning or in the evening.

In the afternoon, can (and should) be engaged and “owls” and “larks”.

Provide at home a comfortable place to practice, make sure that none of the household does not interfere. It would be good to introduce into the interior for employment yellow and purple color, because they increase intellectual activity – enough to hang on a wall painting, sew blanket or pillow, or just hang out on the table colored paper. Please note on child nutrition: during intense mental strain he needs nutritious and varied diet, a balanced combination of vitamins. Foods such as fish, cheese, nuts, dried apricots stimulate the brain.

Help the children to distribute topic training days.

Introduce the child to the method of preparation for exams. It makes no sense to learn by heart all the factual material, enough to see the key points and grasp the meaning and logic of the material. It is very useful to make a brief statement and schematic table, ordering the material under study according to plan. If he don’t know how, show him how it’s done in practice. Basic formulas and definitions you can write down on a piece and hang over the desk, over the bed, etc.

Make sure that the child had to prepare different variants of tests on the subject (now there are many different collections of tests). Of great importance is training the child is in the form of testing, because this form is different from his usual written and oral exams.

Advance during training on test tasks to teach a child to navigate in time and be able to distribute it. Then the child will have a skill the ability to concentrate throughout the test, it will give him peace of mind and relieve unnecessary anxiety. If the child does not wear watches, be sure to let him watch the exam.

On the eve of the exam provide to the child a good rest, he should relax and how to sleep.

Advise to children to pay attention during the exam to the following:

  1. Run through the eyes of the entire test to see what kind of job it contains, it helps to tune in to work;
  2. Read the questions carefully through and understand its meaning;
  3. If you do not know the answer to a question or not sure, miss it and mark to return to it then;
  4. If you could not answer the question within the allotted time , it makes sense to rely on your intuition and to indicate the most likely answer.

Do not worry about the number of points that the child will receive in the exam, do not criticize the child after the exam. Inspires to the child thought that the score is not a perfect measurement of its possibilities.

The signs of stress:

Physical: chronic fatigue, weakness, disturbed sleep (drowsiness or insomnia), cold hands or feet, excessive sweating or severe dry skin, dry mouth or throat, allergic reactions, speech difficulties (stuttering and so on.), a sharp increase or loss weight and pain of different nature (in the head, chest, abdomen, neck, back, etc.).

Emotional: anxiety, depressed mood, frequent tears, nightmares, indifference to others, irritability, unusual aggressiveness, irritability, nervousness .

Behavioral: memory loss, impaired concentration, inability to concentrate, inability to make decisions, loss of interest in their appearance, compulsive movements (twisting of hair, nail biting, tapping fingers, etc.), high-pitched nervous laughter, changing dietary habits (fasting or excessive eating), abuse of drugs, alcohol, smoking.

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