Anxiety in Kids
If a child has persistent feelings of worry and fear, it could ...
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Stress is a negative reaction to excessive pressure or other demands. Exam stress can be caused by:
– Belle, Parentline Counsellor
Your child may openly express how stressed they’re feeling. Or they may hold it in and try to cope on their own. These are some signs they may be under stress:
Losing touch with friends
Racing heart and sweating
Difficulty making decisions
Mild chest tightness or pain
Nausea or minor stomach upsets
Blaming others, anger or frustration
Increased smoking, drinking or drug use
Problems going to sleep or waking up
Teeth grinding, nail biting and fidgeting
Feeling or thinking negatively about the future
Feeling cranky and irritable (increased yelling, crying, swearing, lashing out)
One of the challenges as a parent is that exams are something your child has to do on their own. But you can support them by trying the following:
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