10 tips on how to help your child prepare for exams

In India, we have the Right to Education and according to that Exam is the normal and right process to prepare kids for competitive exams.

Sharing 10 tips about how you can help your kids to prepare for exams or how to study to secure good grades. There should be smart parenting during exams.


Importance of PLANNING


Talk to your kid, plan. It’s important to know your kid’s syllabus before the term and check out if he is completing his work and notes. Now when you know the schedule of his school tests and exams, always mark them in the family calendar.

Remember to plan your travel, outings, or celebration according to that so your kid doesn’t suffer from his studies. As of now mostly all schools have their portals and they keep posting yearly planners so it will be easy to track, if not you can always check with the school at least for the monthly planner.

Also Read: Board Exam Preparation Routine



Every subject is important and needs proper preparation so it’s better to break down your kid’s syllabus according to the exam and assign days for each subject.

This is important as in this manner kids will know to be punctual and follow the schedule. Divide every subject in such a manner kids don’t get bored studying them.



I am sure you must follow up on your kid’s notes from starting of the term. Now it’s also important that along with notes, the textbook you should check their assignments and worksheets …all this needs to be completed to avoid the last-minute hassle of completion.

Guide them


It happens with every child they have some favorite subjects and some topics just seem like a gigantic monster. It’s your duty and your valuable guidance that can help them understand these topics.

Talk to your child, ask which topic he wants your guidance and you prepare them well and make them understand. I usually keep Saturday for clearing all doubts about my daughter.

Dedicated Place


It’s a really important habit which I really believe in that one should always have a dedicated place to study as it helps them to concentrate well but we should decide that place free from distraction.

Break Time


It’s great that your child is getting responsible and studying hard to score well in the exam, but important is taking a regular break. Breaks will make them enjoy things they love to do and fresh up their mind.

NO to Digital Gadgets


It’s good to give them a break but make them understand that it’s important to take a lucky break without TV, YouTube, iPad, Mobile.

Tell them to go outside for a walk, play outdoor games, or even indoor games which they enjoy. This will surely go to refresh their mind!!

Stay Calm


Keep calm, in many situations as it will surely go to affect their studies and health. Talk to them if they are stressed, talking to them, communicating is the best way to make them stress-free rather than losing your temper and patience.

Also read: How to handle kids anger

Good Sleep


Along with Studies good sleep is equally important and now you have to develop this in your kid. Make a good sleeping cycle for being healthy.

Tell them studies and sleep both are equally important and this we can achieve with right time management.

Home Test before Exam


Prepare a home test paper for each subject it will help your child- First, he will learn how to face the exam in school, and even if you allot time to complete will able to learn how much time each section of paper required.

Apart from this, it is the best way to revise before sitting for the exam.


Tell your kid that you believe in them and to stay focused, calm and stress free. It’s important to give your best not only at the time of EXAM but also entire term…

This way I am preparing my kids for upcoming exams…Tell in the comments section how and what strategies you follow?

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Ruchi Verma

Certified parenting teen practitioner, multiple Award winner, mother of two active kids believes in sharing the right source of information to readers which could help them in every possible way!!

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  1. This is perfection! As a teacher and step mom to an 8 year old, I absolutely love this post! These are great tips and ones I’ll definitely use. I hope more parents see this and take the time to help their children prepare for tests. I’ll even use some of these myself once I start classes again for a new career. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I am so happy to know that this article helped you!!

  2. I am a teacher and I 100% agree with this article. This I will definitely share with my parent community

    1. Thanks Yatiana !! for liking this..Do share this 🙂 Glad you liked

  3. Such great tips!! Keeping kids on task and focused is tough!

    1. Ya it’s the challenge!! Thanks for visiting here !!

  4. Bahut useful hai ,??

  5. I absolutely agree to your tips and ideas for stress free studies and examination for kids.

  6. Great blog post..very helpful

  7. Sometimes kids won’t listen and start arguing. For parents, it is very difficult to make them understand about the future. These are some great tips.

  8. Great, I love to bookmark these tips for the time I will be a mom!

  9. I am quite keen on teaching my children well. These are some great ideas. Thanks for that.

  10. I love your tips! We have exams twice a year & it can be very stressful time. Thank you!

  11. These are all wonderful ideas, many of which we use with our kids. Thanks for sharing this!

  12. I teach classes to adults now and these skills developed at an early age in both study and test-taking will be carried with them throughout their lives and into their later years, setting the narrative for success.

  13. Such great tips for kids. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I don’t have a child yet but I remember my mom doing this when I was little. She’d gather all our notes and create a summary of each subjects (usually using bullets and keywords). I think it’s very effective since I was able to appreciate using keywords specially in college and post-graduate school. We also did the tutoring session when there’s less distractions (gadgets, TV, etc) and it helped me concentrate. Thank you very much for the tips!

  15. These are some great tips! I would need this as a mother

  16. I have saved this post as I know soon I am going to need this. The stress of exams often feels to be more on parents than kids, I think parents need to learn to be calmer.

  17. The post just reminded me of my exam times. relaxing breaks including rest or outing or constructive play are very helpful. time-table and no last-minute studies always work.
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  18. I wish we had an amazing article to go through while we were doing the exams. Ah! Envoius. However, this is a very informative post.

  19. Sleep tie is most important in exams. Kids should be relaxed and have a peaceful sleep before they appear for exams. great blog , awesome tips.

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