Parents and teachers are always looking for ways through which they can inspire children to give their best in exams. But do any such strategies or technique exist in reality which can act as a kryptonite for parents and teachers?
Well, the good news is that there are ways to inspire your children to become super boy or super girl during exams. These so called techniques are time tested and scientifically proven for your kids to do well in exams without any negative stress. So, let us go ahead and understand these techniques in detail.
1. Identifying the learning style of your child.
The first most important step is to help your child identify their unique learning style. Usually, psychologists all over the world agree to the fact that there are three learning styles in total-visual, auditory and kinaesthetic. Being mindful of one’s style can help in adapting one’s study methods accordingly. If your child is a visual learner then use a lot of videos, graphic organizers, pictures and mind maps. While for auditory learners, use a lot of stories, have discussions this will really enhance their learning process. For kinaesthetic learners, flashcards can be a great way of learning. If your child likes to take walks try using recordings of notes and lectures during walks.
2. Breathing Meditation:
One of the most common complains of most parents is that “my child is not able to concentrate”. To overcome this challenge, motivate them to do breathing meditation. Just a 10 mins breathing meditation can prove to be a very effective technique in increasing one’s attention span. How does it help? Breathing meditation shifts one’s mind from preoccupied thoughts to the present moment. By paying attention to here and now we can focus on any task at hand.
3. Just being with your child:
Make sure that you take out time for your child while he or she is studying and just be with them. Your presence can be very encouraging to a child. But if your child favours studying alone then respect that and do not meddle into his/her study patterns. But yes, once in a while you can just peep and ask if he/she requires a cup of coffee or something to munch. That will be really appreciated by your kid.
Make it a point to sit down at the end of the day and just help her recollect her learning. Give her constructive feedback and help her to see her areas of challenges and together reflect on ways of resolving those challenges.
5. Making proper notes:
Help your child to make proper notes of the concepts that he is learning. Mind Maps are a very powerful way of learning and remembering concepts. Introduced by Tony Buzan in the late 1960s, mind maps help in capturing thoughts and bringing them to visual forms thereby providing a quick overview of various concepts and the linkages between them.
6. Developing an effective study plan:
It is important that your child is able to develop a study plan which doesn’t create any unnecessary burdens. Therefore, while creating a study plan, make sure that your child is not focusing on more than three subjects in day. Remember, it is also important to have a proper revision of what is learnt throughout the day. Written revision is the best form of revision as that reflects how much your kid has understood and has been able to retain.
On conclusion, I would like to share that it is the mutual collaboration between the parents and their children that encourages a stress free environment in which every child can be the best.