How to be there for your kids in the final few weeks before the Leaving Cert exams

With anxiety levels high for exam students, the most useful parental support is empathy and warmth and reassuring them that you have faith in them

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Dr David Coleman

The state exams are just four weeks away. For some students, this may be the final push of a long-drawn-out study plan that culminates with the exams themselves. For others, the realisation of the proximity of the exams will mean the start of some major cramming in these last few weeks. For others again the exams will continue to be a low priority and may continue to get a minimal investment of time.