Monthly Archives: October 2012

Test anxiety: advice for parents

A great resource for parents and teachers

Little Pickle Press, an award-winning website for parents and teachers, invited me to do their guest post this week. Check it out. Their mission is great. From their website:  Little Pickle Press  is dedicated to helping parents and educators cultivate conscious, responsible little people by stimulating explorations of the meaningful topics of their generation through a variety of media, technologies, and techniques.

Their theme this month is anxiety and fear. My post offers parents suggestions for understanding and dealing with test anxiety. There is so much riding on tests these days and kids have good reason to be anxious.  In my book there is a whole chapter devoted to parents, and I encourage you to read it. Parents can go a long way to helping their children reduce test anxiety. The answer?  When parents are calm, confident and focused they can better understand what’s going on with their children.

Please send me your stories: does your child suffer from test anxiety?  how do you deal with it? I welcome your comments and questions.

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