January 30th, 2012

Tips To Handle Exam Stress

EXAMS CAUSE A LOT OF STRESS to students and their parents. Not a single year goes by without the media reporting a number of suicides and suicidal attempts by children as young as 14 to 17 due to the fear of the board exams, or their poor performance in the same. First and foremost rule to remember is that there is more to life other than exams. Now, you read the other techniques to handle stress, as suggested by experts. Know the signs of stress: Children who experience stress may be irritable, wouldn’t be able to sleep well, lose interest in food, worry a lot and appear depressed, nervous or negative. Headaches and stomach pains can also be stress-related. What causes stress Anxiety

January 21st, 2011

Sail through the School Interviews

By Dr. Reema Sehgal, Delhi based well-known child counsellor Entering into the school life is one of the many exciting milestones of childhood. However, it can also be a stressful time for both children and parents. When it comes to getting children admitted to formal schools, most parents take it very seriously. No wonder, you feel anxious about how you and your child will perform in the interview. Admission at nursery level is generally based on an oral test of the child and interview of the parents. The main objective of the oral test is to observe the child to see what all qualities the child has; whether the child is active , whether the child has got the capabilities to understand

March 10th, 2010

How to Score Well in Your Exams

Exams can be stressful. There are no shortcuts to success, but we tell you tips which wouldn’t disappoint you and help you score well. Revise-revise until you learn Revisions though appear monotonous to you, they are crucial for securing good grades. The key to learning something well is repetition; the more times you go over the material the better chance you have of storing it permanently. While revising it is difficult to plough through the mountain of notes all the time. Dr. Dawn Hamilton, the author of Passing Exams recommend that you chunk down your work by reducing pages of reading to a few sentences. Hamilton also suggests that you link key ideas in our head with a rhyme or

February 18th, 2010

Coping with Exam Stress

This is pre-examination season, a time of heightened tension for the parents and of anxious moments for the children. It seems as though lives for parents and children are inside a gigantic pressure cooker with no respite in the near sight. Guardian Health Chronicle has a few tips on how to let off the steam……….. Exams can be stressful. For that matter anything that has a result attached to it, which can impact your life is stressful, say for instance–your performance appraisal, job interviews and even exams. Exams and more specifically the results associated with it are stressful because in Indian scenario exams decide a whole lot of things, which means the course of your career

November 18th, 2009

Burdensome education

A new school year is here! Lugging heavy bags to have become an integral part of school life. Despite parents’ best efforts to protect their children from getting hurt, one of the greatest sources of potential injury, which often goes unnoticed, is the school backpack. Every day the students are expected to haul around large amount of books, coursework and sporting equipments. Backpack weight is becoming an increasing problem. Experts believe that schoolchildren should not carry load exceeding 10% of their weight. For example, if your child weighs 50 kilograms, then the load carried in his backpack should not be greater than five kilograms. Scientific research has shown that more

November 16th, 2009

Exam phobia!

Exams exasperate. Now, that they are almost there, students are cramming into everything with feverish pitch. Your child spends frantic hours cramming the night before the examination and worries that she cannot retain what she has learnt. Making sense of it. Your child could be suffering from high anxiety and also mental block due to an inefficient study pattern. She needs help. PQRST Model suggested by Imperial College London is a good revision technique that can be used Preview - skim the material to get an overall preview Questions - formulate questions that highlight what you aim to derive from your reading Read Actively - make appropriate notes of key ideas Summarize - identify the

November 9th, 2009

Eat smart to study hard

Exams involve stress. This time of the year is heavy with the anxiety of students cramming for their forthcoming class X and class XII exams. Obviously, students are frazzled studying for their exams and nutrition takes a backseat. This is the time when nutrition becomes more important than ever. Guardian Health Chronicle shares tips for fuelling your body and brain during exams. Do not skip breakfast. Quick healthy options include– Whole grain cereal/ wheat flakes, milk and banana Instant oatmeal with raisins and milk Vegetable upma or poha Mixed vegetable porridge with boiled egg Missi roti /Stuffed Parantha with buttermilk Re-fuel every 3-4 hours. For long lasting energy, start

September 8th, 2009

Six steps to study smart & score more

There is no substitute to hard work. Nevertheless, sneaking in sly planning around hard work did not disappoint anyone. Revisions though monotonous are crucial for securing good grades. The key to learning something well is repetition; the more times you go over the material the better chance you have of storing it permanently. While revising, it is difficult to plough through the mountain of notes all the time. Dr. Dawn Hamilton, the author of Passing Exams recommend that you chunk down your work by reducing pages of reading to a few sentences. Hamilton also suggests that you link key ideas in our head with a rhyme or acronym. Mind maps are easy and quick to do, and a very effective

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