Fill Your Child With Confidence To Face School Assessments

Show your child your own processes, your mistakes and your successes, he will learn the best life lessons from you.

The evaluation process is an almost inevitable step in the vast majority of educational models and systems in the world.

As much as many pedagogues, psychologists, teachers and parents discuss what is pertinent, necessary or not and even the best ways to achieve the evaluation process, we all only managed to agree on two things:

1 Students need to be evaluated to recognize their progress and knowledge.

2 Learners can experience a lot of anxiety or stress during the assessment process, especially if it involves written exams or through open presentations.

Based on this knowledge, there are parents who simply place their children in educational institutions where the evaluation process is planned in such a way that the child does not suffer from these types of concerns.

Normally we are talking about private and almost always personalized education, usually resulting in significant costs; this is the pro. The con is that higher institutions, companies and life in general is not always so condescending and what children did not learn to handle in their childhood, adult life takes a toll.

And on the other hand, there is the vast majority of parents who have their children in regular educational systems where they must take exams to be evaluated.

It is worth mentioning that in both groups and more in the second, children at some point in their schooling and education will experience anguish, anxiety and stress, so it will be advisable to help your children feel better before an exam, manage their emotions, and recover. Faced with failure, learn from the mistake and know that your worth does not lie in a number written on paper.

Recommendations for working with your children BEFORE the evaluation period:

Studying, not just doing homework

Learning is a process that is achieved when we are constant, when we walk and process information, we develop skills by practicing, reviewing something over and over again, when we apply it to daily life or if we explain it to someone else.

So, take time for your child do homework of the day and another to review, explain or practice what they have been learning.

Play and get enough sleep

To learn, children need to eat healthy, have a family that loves them, play to socialize, and then sleep so that their minds and muscles build and absorb what they have done in the day.

Never block children from academic activities, that only brings saturation and exhaustion.

Have tasks and jobs up to date

The outer order always produces inner order. If your child doesn’t have their notes in order, a place to sit down to work, or their entire books, they will hardly be able to concentrate and study.

Do not leave until the last day or the night before studying for the exam, it doesn’t work that way.

Maintain a positive attitude, a champion and a goal

On a calendar near your work place, mark the date of the exams, put “happy faces” every day that pass or that assignments and papers are handed in, this makes children feel confident to take the exam because they are prepared .

A stamp or popcorn when the child already knows or masters a subject, do everything that makes him feel confident, not confident.

Help him by telling stories or experiences of a family member who has made an effort and achieved his goal. These types of stories inspire children and show them that after adversity they can get ahead, win with humility and accept with good courage when they lose.

The heart and mind of a child are fertile ground to sow the great goals of life, values ​​and attitudes that can make a difference in their life, do not miss the opportunity to sow the best seeds in your child so that the future may have a great harvest.

To work on the day of the exam or assessment

Have breakfast or a light drink

This is a good habit that will avoid stress on the stomach and brain, remember that they will be in the middle of a great effort.

Listen to music that lifts your spirits

Music has great power over our mood and the level of energy we achieve. On the way to school, put on upbeat, energetic music, sing along, and have fun. Your child will come to their classroom with adose of happiness that will make a difference on your exam.

Avoid saturating them with recommendations that only instill fear or rejection of something that sounds so complicated and difficult.

Believe that you are “the bullfighter”

My dad used to say that to be a bullfighter the first thing you had to do was believe that you were a bullfighter. I know that children may not even know what a bullfighter is anymore, but what I want to tell you is that your son should not only look but feel safe, calm and know he is loved. All this is projected and transmitted.

Teach him to sit upright, walk upright, with his head up, and smile.

Believe it or not, this makes a transformation from the outside in, closing the circuit of success.

Wear a piece of clothing or an object of trust or good luck

This gives shy children a lot of security. You lose nothing by trying. A small brooch, a stuffed animal, a charm or even a special pencil can work.

To work after the test:

Make your list of accomplishments

They can be photos, memories or a cork on the wall where your child can display everything that he has conquered with effort, this will allow him to remember that he is capable of achieving what he sets out to do. Complete the chart with a motivational phrase, a powerful statement, and always, with your name in large, beautiful letters.

Sincere compliments

Few things are as powerful as a sincere compliment at the right time. It is not about filling your child with compliments that make her lose perspective and cloud her vision, believing herself worthy of everything, no, it is about recognizing all the good she is and what she does, recognizing her effort and her ability to achieve what that is proposed.

Learn from mistake

Whether you have obtained the highest mark or failed the exam, it is always good to review the test to enjoy and always maintain a positive attitude towards the error as one more way to understand and learn.

When this is done, your vocabulary and attitude will leave an indelible imprint on his mind, so no teasing or negative or sarcastic comments.

Climb the mountain one step at a time

Show your child your own processes, your mistakes and your successes, he will learn the best life lessons from you.

I am sure that you will be the best example and the best teacher.

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