Tips on how to help your children fully prepare for exams

It's every parent's wish to see their children excel in their school work, but how do you support and help children with their studies in an effective way.

CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson spoke to Parenting Expert Nikki Bush and South African World Memory Champs competitor, Daren Denholm.

According to Nikki Bush, parents need to up-skill their children so that they cope well in the exam environment.

You are not actually writing exams, your children are, and we need to be helpers and not doers

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

Bush says parents need to keep things simple and the best way to do that is to stick to routine. She says there should be some form of physical exercise going on during exam studies, because exercise is also a good stress reliever for children.

Keeping routine is actually important because it helps children feel safe and secure

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

We need to help our children break up their studying times into chunks... and they don't have the time management skills that we have acquired for many years.

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

Bush says that sometimes parents fall into a trap of imposing their own learning styles on their children. She says that could be dangerous.

Listen to the full conversation below:


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