With JEE Main round the corner, every house has turned into a mini war-scene. Utter silence, tensed nerves, sheer discipline, and high emotions are a common scene of exam zoned families. When our teenagers are trying their last bit, we, parents too, are not leaving any stone upturned in support. But anything encouraging and supportive we say, it back fires hands down. Surprised? It’s not true there are no words to soothe the competitive nerves. But few things are definitely out of the list.
1. “Don’t take pressure. No matter how the exam goes, we still…”
Before you use these words, know both the consequences. Remember those driving lessons you took. “Don’t take pressure.” were the exact words by that driving instructor. Yeah, now you know how it feels to be hear it.
2. “This will decide your future”
No more iota of a word is required to burst that volcano of exam pressure. You are suddenly the main culprit of Exam zone family.
3. “Remember how well your sister did.”
As much wise as it sounds, this can be the most foolish things ever said in this war time. Never-ever-never use a sibling, an all-rounder cousin or most favourite kid of the neighbour to motivate your kid.
4. “Get off the phone!”
Gone are the days when a lamp and a table was enough for a study room. You will never understand the importance of social quotient, though it’s better to stay off this area.
5. “Nowadays exams are so easier…”
We pride ourselves that we have studied in those times when resources were too less and studying was in itself a herculean task. But it’s always better not to compare our times with today, as our teenage kids don’t come with a warning. Especially, it is forbidden near exam time.
6. “Shall we have one last revision?”
No. Don’t even enter this dangerous territory no matter how good your intentions are. You’ll wonder what could go wrong. Well, EVERYTHING. You’ll ask wrong questions, give wrong answers, your approach will be wrong or you’ll find that music too loud.
7. “Have a good sleep. Eat properly. Take enough rest.”
You might feel that no such piece of advice may exist which are harmful for your kids. You are wrong again. They’ll feel getting picked at every point. No advice will make a difference to them, only wrong.
Read how students should study in last days in our blog – 11th-Hour Preparation Tips For Jee Main