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How to help a child deal with nervousness before exams?

Q: My daughter is studying in class sixth. The problem she is facing is that she gets nervous and upset while writing the exam papers in the examination hall. Otherwise she is moderate in her studies and writing her answers. The second problem is that I want to know how to cultivate the habit of reading in children in the new era of TV.

A:Try to understand the reasons for your daughters nervousness and also look at your own attitudes in dealing with her. If there is too much pressure to perform a child may feel nervous. Help her learn relaxation techniques such as deep abdominal breathing. Take the help of a psychologist or counselor for the same. Yoga and pranayam also help. Weaning a child away from too much TV needs an effort on the part of elders to first control their own TV viewing time, as well as enforcement of limits which can be arrived at after mutual discussion as to how much time per day can be spent on TV and which programs can be watched.


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