Are your kids hit with a wave of panic on test days? They may get butterflies in their stomachs, or maybe their heads fill with negative thoughts like, "I'm going to flunk," or "I'm so dumb." And when they sit down to actually take the test, their minds go blank.
With today's high-stakes testing, those jitters are affecting even the youngest kids. And make no mistake, test-related anxiety can be costly to their academic success. Here are some ways to help your kids prepare--and stay calm.