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9 Anxiety-Busters for Kids Taking Standardized Tests

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Stick with Your Usual, Healthy Routine


Children thrive on routines. So when a big test is coming up on the calendar, try to stick with your usual bedtime and morning routine. Be sure your child gets enough sleep, eats a healthy breakfast, and has any materials she needs for the exam (ask the teacher). Avoid making special plans the night before the test; instead, plan a surprise fun activity for the evening after your child finishes her exams. It's a great way to celebrate and take a collective sigh of relief!

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