Beat Exam Stress


Exams are all around us, and have been having quite an effect on my family.

My big sis is in the middle of some GCSEs although she is only in Year 10, she is doing quite a few exams early, usually most are taken in Year 11.

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She has been revising hard, and putting a lot of pressure on herself to do well.

Of course, we all want her to do well, and are sure she will, but it doesn’t really change how she is feeling.

It affects her whole future, the results of her exams. Lea wants to be a midwife, and has for years. She will make a fantastic midwife too, she is so calm, and sensible, and absolutely adores babies and children. She judges no one and accepts everyone.

Luckily Mummy has some great tips which she has been using with Lea, and they really do help.

You can use them for all ages, to help with any exams.

Have a look at Mummy’s latest vlog, sharing these tips with you.

Is anyone in your family facing exams?


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  1. Great tips! I’ll pass them on to my little sister who is studying at the mo. Seems a long way off before Dexter needs them but it all goes so fast!!
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  2. Exam season is so hard, luckily my boys don’t have any this year but my nephew is doing his SATs. Good luck to your sis!
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  3. It is such a tough time of year for kids or young adults, all the stress shoved into their little lives.
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  4. Great tips. I hope your sister passes her exams! Thanks for hosting #MyFavouriteThings
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  5. Some great tips! I hated exams as a kid and I dread my two going through them.
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  6. We thankfully don’t have exams going on in our house but I recently did some work experience in a grammar school and the pressure they are under is immense! I don’t remember feeling anywhere near this amount of pressure when I was at school!
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  7. Ahhh! I wish I revised harder for my Exams at school. Hope your sister does well.
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  8. Great tips! Hope she does well and achieves her goals. I didn’t mind exams, but it took me a while to work out my best revision technique (posters and colours and pictures, I am very visual!). πŸ™‚ x
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  9. I am so glad I’m not going through revision stresses any more but these are good tips. I’d also add that we should tell our kids that it’s not the end of the world if they don’t get the grades they want – they can resit – and we won’t love them any less if they don’t pass.
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  10. My daughter is currently doing SATS so this is really helpful, thank you. #myfavouritepost
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  11. Once again, I think your mummy is very wise. My daughter has exams, but luckily she is not doing GCSEs yet, so she seems quite calm (for now…..)
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  12. My son is doing his GCSE exams now – he takes away stress by going to play football with his friends after spending time revising! x
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  13. Good luck to your sister Ickle Pickle! Great tips. I know my son is stressing about his tests and he’s only in Year 3!
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  14. Great tips – dreading this stage, but thankfully we have quite a few years to go yet.
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  15. Fantastic tips! My two are still only 3 and 1 so have no experience of this myself yet. I was also a strange one and thrived off doing exams. I enjoyed them much more than coursework. Good luck to your daughter and she is very lucky to have you and your tips! πŸ™‚ x
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  16. Great tips! I remember exam time when I was young and it was hard but my mum made sure I took time out too
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  17. Fab tips, my middle son is sitting his SATS this week so we’ve had a couple worrisome nights and GCSES will be here next year so not far off.
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  18. goodness midwifery is so competitive – she does need those good exam results. I have a yr ten doing exams too.
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  19. Good luck to your sister…..Exams are so stressful! Great tips!
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  20. great tips and good luck with her exams! #twinklytuesdays
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  21. Good luck to your sister. I sat exams early too, but I don’t ever remember being stressed about them. I was a very laid back teen!
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  22. Great tips, such a stressful time x
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  23. Kian is doing half this year and half next year too – great tips
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  24. Some really good tips there. My god daughter has just started her exams and she asked me for me some advice and I said giving yourself a break from revision, always worked for me x
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  25. I am dreading mine getting to the exam stage!! Great tips though and good luck to your daughter!
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  26. It’s such a tough time isn’t it, stress levels are high in our house too. These are great tips for parents and kids at this time of year x
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  27. aww such a stressful thing .. i am sure she will do fantastically well! πŸ™‚
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  28. Such a tough time but with these great tips I’m sure she’ll do really well, best of luck to her! #MyFavouritePost xx
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  29. Ahhh good for her, bless. Good luck bet she does amazing. As American I am still trying to wrap my head around these test and what age certain things happen so very different from home. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme
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  30. Some great tips for reducing stress. Good luck to all the youngsters taking exams this summer!
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  31. Good luck to your girl for her exams. Great tips!
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  32. That is so great, that she already knows what she wants to do – and such a fab job too x
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  33. My son is doing his GCSE’s at the moment. I’m more stressed than him I think. He’s coping well. Good tips here x
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  34. Great tips which I’m sure a lot of people will find helpful. Good luck to your daughter.
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