by: Dr Stacie Bunning clinical psychologist | Our daughter is a good student who likes school, but at the mere mention of the word "test," she gets anxious. How can we help her reduce her test stress? |
Question: How can I help my child with test stress?
My daughter is smart, outgoing, and funny, but can be a bit serious at times. Although she is doing well in school, above grade level in reading, language arts, and math, she gets nervous and anxious at the mention of the word “test.”
Even though she does well on her school work and homework, she panics on her tests and makes silly mistakes. She doesn’t read the directions correctly, she rushes to finish the test so she is not the last one to finish, or she can’t think straight because she’s too nervous so she gets wrong answers to questions she already knows. Can you give us some ideas as to what she and we, as parents, can do to help with this situation?Add a comment