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How to Cope with a Stressed A-Level Student

How to Cope with a Stressed A-Level Student

It’s coming up to that time of year when your teenagers may be preparing to sit their A-Level exams. If the stress of school work and revision is becoming too much for both them and you, here are some helpful tips to keep the stress levels to a minimum!

1. Sleep
With all the school work and socialising that comes with being a 16-18 year old, it can be hard for teens to get enough sleep. Make sure your teenager makes time to get a good night’s sleep, especially during the school week, to help keep their mind fresh.

2. Exercise
Engaging in physical activity is a great way to keep stress at bay. Encourage your teenager to join a sports club, go to the gym or even simply go for a run once or twice a week - even better if any of these activities can be done with friends!

3. Give them your time
Sometimes your teenager will want to talk to someone about their school work or what’s bothering them and there’s no better person for this than you. Listen to what they have to say to you and offer advice – remember you were their age once!

4. Taking breaks
It’s important for teens to take breaks from A-Level work to do things that they enjoy. Ensure that your teenagers are factoring in time to listen to music, watch a film or spend time with their friends, as these activities can motivate them to get work done.

And finally…

5. Be their role model
It’s guaranteed that your teenager will see you as a role model so showing that you can cope with life’s stresses will help them to believe they can too! Give yourself time to relax during the day and it’s likely that they will do the same.


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