Amidst all the happiness in the life of children, there is one thing which troubles them mentally. For children, ‘exams’ are the time when they are under the most stress. From the hope of their own progress to fulfilling the aspirations of many people, many things keep going on in the minds of children. In such a situation, it is very important for parents to think on the positive side and provide emotional support to their children to deal well with their stress and mental condition.
During the examination, parents should behave more softly with their children and try to solve their problems. But this is mostly not the case in India. In the year 2015, a survey was conducted to understand the mood of parents at the time of examination.
What does research say about learning ability?
According to this survey report published in the International Journal of Behavior and Psychology, most of the parents put pressure on their children to get good marks and good grades during examinations across the country. Due to which, not only the mental condition of children but also their ‘learning ability’ is deeply affected. According to this research conducted on children aged 12 to 16 years, about 66% of the students believe that the behavior of their parents becomes very ‘strict’ during examinations.
Due to this strict attitude of parents and many other problems, children have to face many difficulties in understanding and remembering things during exams. If your child is also unable to remember things or you feel that his ‘learning ability’ is weak, then behave with the child lovingly rather than forcefully.
Here are some parenting tips that will help your child understand and remember
Ask the child about his shortcomings and solve his problems through good parenting. Through good parenting, you can increase the ‘learning ability’ of the child by taking some positive steps.
1 Keep children away from stress
Stressing children for any reason has a direct impact on their mental health. Psychiatrist Dr. Ira Dutta says that most people think that children do not suffer from stress, which is a myth created by them. If you want to improve children’s education, then first of all free them from stress.
Children may be stressed about many things including studies, exams, so talk to them not like parents but like friends, create a cooperative and positive environment for the children. Due to which he will also feel good and when he tells his feelings, his stress will reduce and he will be interested in studies and his learning power will also increase.
2 Let children get enough sleep
According to a report by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, good sleep is essential for the mental health of children. At the time of examination, it is often seen that many parents wake up their children early in the morning, due to which children do not get enough sleep and this has a deep impact on the ‘learning power’ of the children.
The report also states that getting enough sleep strengthens children’s memory, making them more capable in school or studies. Additionally, adequate sleep improves their focus and time management, allowing them to complete their tasks more effectively.
3 Healthy diet also helps
Eating a healthy diet is also very important for the overall development of children. Eating a healthy diet impacts the mental health of children and improves their ability to understand and remember things.
Speaking in favor of giving healthy food to children, senior Ayurveda consultant Dr. Shabnam Chauhan says that emphasis should be given to giving children a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Also use brain enhancing brain tonic in the diet of children. Natural remedies like cinnamon, black pepper, almond and ashwagandha are described in Ayurveda as ‘brain tonics’ to refresh the mind. By using it in the diet, the child’s brain can be sharpened, which can also increase his learning ability.
4. Playing mental and interactive games sharpens the mind of children.
Play mental and interactive games with kids to give them a break from studying and sharpen their minds during exams. Games like Sudoku, puzzles and chess double the mental health of children.
A report from the National Library of Medicine suggests that brain training games sharpen children’s minds and also help improve their memory. Playing such games increases the problem solving ability of children, which also increases their learning power.