http://stressfreekids.com It’s normal for kids and teens to feel a little nervous before a big test, but anxiety left unchecked can affect grades.
Here are some signs that a child is stressing or overly worried about tests:
Doesn’t want to go to school, especially on test day
Cries or has melt-downs during the days leading up to a test
Changes eating and sleeping patterns in the days before a test
Puts herself down or calls himself “stupid”
Has an upset stomach or a tension headache before a test
Performs well on practice tests but not on the real test
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