Support Your Children
During Stressful Exams
By Recognizing Test
You are getting your child ready for school, they have a test and
seemed to be fine, but now they are scared, nauseous,
breathless, and refuse to go because of the test.
Does this scenario or a variation of it
sound familiar to you? Have you
heard of test anxiety? If you have
answered ‘no,’ this is the report you
need to read!
A new report has been launched aimed you and other parents who want
to support their children and reduce their anxiety during stressful
examination and testing periods.
In case you are curious, the report
says ‘test anxiety’ is a common
occurrence in students and is
defined as a type of performance
You may not be aware, but test anxiety presents in
approximately 10-40% of students and contrary to popular
belief, it is not limited to young children.
According to the Anxiety and
Depression Association of
America 18% of adult test-takers
experience moderate to severe
Research shows only a third of people affected seek appropriate treatment
and individuals suffering from anxiety during childhood may be more likely
to grow up and develop test anxiety.
Approximately 25% of those
affected by test anxiety are aged
between 13-18 years old.
Test anxiety can affect students and your child in different ways, which
is not surprising when considering the fact the average student will
take approximately 112 tests during their academic life.
Physical, emotional, psychological,
and cognitive symptoms may be
present, and you are advised to
monitor for changes in the behavior
of your child.
A company spokesperson said: “Test anxiety can be difficult and
overwhelming for both you and your child. If your child has severe test
anxiety, do not hesitate to seek professional help.”
“Plenty of schools have counselors who are trained
to effectively tackle a situation like this. Encourage
your child to speak to them. The quicker you address
this issue, the faster your child will be able to tackle
test anxiety and build self