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9 Anxiety-Busters for Kids Taking Standardized Tests

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boy with stuffed animal lovey

Pack a "Lovey" or Lucky Charm


Some teachers might allow your young child to bring their "lovey," a family photo, or a "lucky charm" to the test. Ask your child's teacher in advance if this will be allowed. If not, pack one in your child's backpack for him to have up until he steps into the test room. A quick squeeze of a stuffed animal right before the test could help calm your child.

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