PBS Kids GO! It's My Life
Test Stress

Discussion questions for kids to bring up with adults

I've been feeling pretty stressed out about tests I have to take in school. Can we talk about it?

Do you remember feeling stressed out about taking tests when you were a student? What happened? How did you deal with it?

Will you help me study so I can be better prepared for my next exam?

I know you want me to do well on tests and earn good grades, but sometimes you put too much pressure on me and it makes me feel stressed. Can we talk about ways you can help and encourage me without adding to the stress I already feel?

If I think I might need to talk to a counselor about the stress I'm feeling, will you help me?

If I need a study break, can we do something fun together?

Can we plan something fun and relaxing to do for after I've finished the test?

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