Exam periods are often times of high stress for teens. They may be feeling pressured to out-perform their peers, or achieve impressive marks. It's also common for teens to worry about letting people down if they don’t achieve a certain result.
One way to support your teen to cope with this stress is by reflecting on your own expectations. Are they realistic and achievable? Are they encouraging to your teen, or are they a source of stress and worry?
Getting on the same page with your teen can help you both feel better prepared for any outcome at results time. It may also help to reduce stress on your teen during exam periods, which is a key part of exam success.
Use this quick 10-question quiz to take stock of your expectations. At the end you'll get some tips on how to share these expectations with your teen.
Did you find what you needed?
- Yes - Share the quiz with other parents
- No - Talk to a ReachOut Parents coach about your expectations
- I need to know more - Learn about managing expectations at results time