What is exam anxiety?
Exam anxiety is the intense anxiety that prevents the information that was previously learned and used during the exam, and results in the inability of the child/young people to fully use their current capacity.
The meanings imposed by the young or family, or teachers on the exam and success, the importance given to the gains to be obtained by the exam, the expectations of the future and an anxiety caused by uncertainty.
Unlike the previous years, this year, the long break and the expectations of both the exam and education system and the uncertainty about the future have increased due to the increase in the exam.
How do we notice exam anxiety?
Your child, especially during the exam, unrest, anxiety, distress, fear of failure, reluctance to work, tremor in hands, tremor in sound, sweat, sweating, palpitations, shortness of breath, dry mouth, sensation of sweltering, sleep patterns, distortions in sleep patterns, attention focus and difficulty in maintaining and maintaining difficulty If the self -safe decrease is experiencing a few of the symptoms of abdominal and headaches, it is probably experiencing exam anxiety.
With these complaints, your child's success may be a significant fall. He may lose his interest in studying, avoid studying, postpone studying, refuse to talk about it, or pass with misleading information.
How do we deal with exam anxiety?
First of all, it would be a good start to express this anxiety to your child that you understand and understand. Thus, you will have started the conversation and give him the opportunity to express himself. It would be good to talk about what the exam means, what the meaning of the exam is. In the meantime, it will be very useful to review your own concerns and your expectation about the exam, to see if you reflect it, to see the exam as a tool, not a purpose and to convey this message.
There are many points you can support your child to deal with exam anxiety. For example, you can help him change his study habits and attitudes towards the exam. To manage time well, you can suggest that you plan your daily activities and pay attention to nutrition and sleep patterns. When giving these suggestions, you must erect to comply with its limits, give him most of his responsibility, should be both attentive and realistic, and support peer relationships.
When to get psychiatric support?
If worries significantly affect your child's daily activities and relationships, both you and your child have difficulty in cope with the concerns, if the interaction between you is broken, if your child repeats inappropriate coping, angry behaviors or signs of inward closure have emerged.
Whatever you can do or think, start.
The page content is only for informational purposes, you should consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.