Are You Adding to Your Kid's School Test Stress? Read This! by Kaira Rouda

Are You Adding to Your Kid's School Test Stress? Read This!

I just got another lesson from one of my kids. My youngest son told me I was stressing him out. You see, we moved mid-semester, and my poor kids have had to try to catch up. Now, it's finals week, so they're facing exams given by teachers they've only had for a few weeks.

I've been offering to help, but to my youngest, when I worried aloud about how he would do, he heard expectations he couldn't meet. He doesn't want to disappoint me. No kid wants to let his mom down. It felt good to talk. I know he'll do his best – I just needed to tell him I knew that.

start discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Packing the Lunchbox: How to Take the Stress Out of Packing Your Kid's School Lunch!

Already Stressing Over Back-to-School Shopping? Stop & Do This!

Do Your Kid's School Shoes Fit Right? Before You Shop, Read This!

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!