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Anxious About Tests? Tips to Ease Angst

Anxious About Tests? Tips to Ease Angst | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Annie Murphy Paul, Mind/Shift

 

As any parent or teacher knows, tests can create crippling anxiety in students–and anxious kids can perform below their true abilities. But new research in cognitive science and psychology is giving us a clearer understanding of the link between stress and performance, and allowing experts to develop specific strategies for helping kids manage their fears.

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Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?

Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart? | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, NYT

 

Scientists think bouts of panic in stressful situations can be traced to genetics. But don’t freak out. Biology is not necessarily destiny.

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Essential article for parents to read!  Authors are the writers of the best selling book, NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children.

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