Just under 20,000 students are set to sit the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination on Thursday, May 3.
The weeks leading up to the examination can be intense, with children working hard to pass for the school of their choice. Unfortunately, there are a number of children are who are placed under stressful conditions by parents, which isn't exactly conducive to their progress. Many children cannot cope with such pressures and, in some extreme cases, has lead to self-harm.
Clinical psychologist Dr. Dianne Douglas of Douglas and Associates sat with us to provide some tips and guidelines for parents for SEA. While parents may not be writing the writing the exams, they are anxious for their children. Dr. Douglas explains how that anxiety can not only be easily transferred to the child but also impede on their concentration and focus for the examination, which of course, is counterproductive.
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