Being an adult worrying about Covid-19 is no fun. Being a kid worrying about exams is even less fun. And being a family worrying about both is pretty much as rough as it gets.
Help your kids get through exams during this difficult time:
- Nutrient boosters
Some kids are fussy eaters to begin with, and even the most enthusiastic eater could lose their appetite at the thought of exams. Consider supplementing your kids’ micronutrient intake with zinc, selenium, iron, folic acid, vitamin A, B6, C, or E supplements. Supplements can help maintain immune systems compromised by stress, and they can also improve concentration. Get supplements (and any chronic medication your children need) conveniently delivered to your door with MedsToGo.
- Sleep support
With so much to cram in and time running out, many kids sacrifice precious sleep during exam time. This could actually backfire, as sleep is crucial for memory, learning, emotion control, and coping with stress. Encourage your kids to get enough sleep, whether it’s getting a full 6-8 hours a night, or a 20-minute power nap during the day.
- Calming techniques
To help anxious souls get to sleep, or to help them get out of panic mode, consider introducing them to calming techniques such as breathing exercises, meditation, short yoga or stretch sessions, or herbal supplements. Taking a few minutes out to purposefully concentrate on something other than the study material (such as deep breathing) can reset and refresh tired brains.
Social distancing, mask-wearing, and staying away from public areas (just one reason to get your pharmacy supplies delivered) can help to alleviate Covid-19 worries. And making sure your children are healthy and in peak condition during exams can help to alleviate some of these worries. So, while your kids tackle exams, you can tackle this Covid-19 challenge. And together, you can ace both.