This blog is based on a training that I deliver to parents in schools to help them provide exam support to their children.
As we all know the exam season is very stressful for children. However, it is especially stressful for parents! Often parents don’t know what to do and how to help and this is an extremely painful experience for them. They’re desperate to help their child and really want to see them doing well and feeling good during the exams but all too often students are going into crisis and having meltdowns. It is excruciating for parents to feel that all they can do is stand on the sidelines helplessly.
In our performance coaching and training sessions with students the number one problem that they raise is the issue of procrastination. It is the first thing that comes up when we talk about the barriers to good performance. We find that procrastination is often triggered by one of these thoughts or beliefs:
“It’s too much” – Leading to overwhelm and shut down.
“I don’t know where to begin” – Leading to making another beautiful revision plan/ essay plan/ career plan etc.
“I don’t need to start yet, there’s still plenty of time” – Leading to putting off the start time all together.