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9 Anxiety-Busters for Kids Taking Standardized Tests

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Talk with the Teacher About Relaxation Techniques


Standardized test anxiety has become so common that some teachers take special steps to help students relax. For example, the National Education Association reports that some teachers keep a basket of stuffed animals in the classroom for kids to hug before test time, while others use aromatherapy and have kids close their eyes and take deep breaths together before sitting down for an exam. Some teachers even allow kids to kick off their shoes, shake out their fingers, and stretch out their limbs before exams begin. Talk with your child's teacher about your child's anxiety (she's probably not the only one with serious jitters!) and any simple ways the teacher can foster relaxation on test days.

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