How to Recognise and Deal with Children’s Exam Stress

  • It’s been in the news this morning that a rising number of children are contacting Childline to seek help with exam stress. The children’s charity says it conducted 3,077 counselling sessions about exam stress in the last year, up 9% on 2014/15. It’s an issue that worries me and my children are only 4 and 5 years old. It seems to me that pressure starts at such a young age these days, from what I remember of my school days it was really only when we hit GCSE stage that the heat was on, but I’m finding even very young children are freaking out over spelling tests. We’ve asked psychiatrist Dr Ramya Mohan for her advice. 


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