Exam Stress – do parents feel it more?


It’s that time of year again when students all over the country begin to fret about upcoming exams. For those secondary school students sitting State exams, the pressure has been mounting since Christmas and those sitting the Leaving Cert are constantly being reminded that the imminent exams may shape their entire future.Statements like that are bound to bring about stress and the Internet is more often than not the first port of call for students looking for some handy stress-relieving tips.

However, a google search for such tips gives a list of results festuring a greater number of websites offering help for parents dealing with exam stress than the number of sites offering support to students. This is bound to be unnerving and frustrating for students. Do the parents of students feel a greater amount of exam-related stress than the students who are sitting the exams? It’s doubtful.


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