Studying can be stressful for everyone, but especially teens. Many teenagers not only find studying tedious, but can become extremely stressed at the idea of an upcoming exam. Thankfully, there are things you can do to help ease the stress. Here are just five tips for helping teens reduce school study stress.
Create a Study Space
It can be much easier to study in an area free of distractions. If you have a spare room, consider turning it into a study space. Comfortable seating, a workstation, and a computer station can make it much easier to study without distraction. If you can’t devote an entire room to a study space, set one up in a quiet room in the house. For example, you could create a workstation in the kitchen.
Encourage a Schedule System
A schedule is a great way to stay on track and prevent cramming for an exam. Encourage your teen to carefully consider upcoming assignments and how to best schedule his time to complete the assignments. Show him how to break down each assignment so that it’s easier to focus on each part and then he can set a time period in which to complete it by.
Purchase Organization and Planning Supplies
Another problem that may be plaguing your teen is her organizing and planning skills. Folders, planners, highlighters, and other supplies may be just what your teen needs to get on track and help reduce stress levels.
First of all, your must realize there is a difference between helping and doing. There are a number of ways you can help your teen study, but you must not do the work for her. What you can do is quiz her on the material, help her better understand the material, and look over her work to make sure it’s correct.
Hire a Tutor
A tutor can be a world of help to teens struggling with their studies. You can choose businesses that specialize in tutoring or you can hire a personal tutor for your child. Some schools also offer tutoring programs for free and you can even find online tutors. This is a great option when you child has trouble with understanding the subject and you don’t understand it either.
School can be stressful for teens. Not only are they going through a number of changes that make their lives more difficult, but also may not be interested in doing the work. Thankfully, you can help your teen reduce school study stress by creating a study space, encouraging him to better schedule his time, and by hiring a tutor.
About the Author:
Pearlie Brandy is the mother of 2 high school students, one who breezes through classes and one who has a tougher time. Being supportive of each in their own ways has helped.