Let’s learn to deal with it
Besides helpines, now refer to a booklet and two short films to beat exam stress.education Updated: Feb 15, 2010 00:08 IST
Many school students find themselves in a fix during this time of the year. The constant pressure to fare well in the class 10th and 12th Board exams, being the culprit. To combat this stress, a number of workshops are being organised in the Capital. Among many others is Expressions India, an organisation involved with life skills education and wellness programmes in schools, which is offering help to stressed students.
Besides the exam-related stress, helplines chaired by senior psychologists and counsellors, this year, the institute has come out with a 60-page booklet and a compact disc guiding children on with stress and anxiety busting tips during exam time.
The booklet is divided into sections like understanding stress, common reactions to examination stress and stress busters. It also has a section on healthy diet and FAQs for parents and students. The chapter, “Study smart”, gives tips on time management, memorisation mantras and the art of writing answers.
“Stress during exams is natural. Parents tend to create an atmosphere of seriousness during this time. Our book and CD talk about simple tips to be kept in mind by both students and parents,” says Expressions India head Jitender Nagpal.
The CD named Smile your way through exams, also includes two short films. While one shows experts talking about student-related issues, the other has teachers giving out tips on various subjects.
Helpline no.s: 09718936212-18 are on till April 10, 2010 from 10 am to 10 pm. You can also mail your queries at firstname.lastname@example.org