Outsmart Test Anxiety: A Workbook to Help Kids Conquer Test Anxiety

Outsmart Test Anxiety: A Workbook to Help Kids Conquer Test Anxiety

by Erainna Winnett

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Overview

Does your child perform well in school, study hard, and understand the material, but score poorly on tests? Have you found that your child expresses a lot of fear and perhaps physical discomfort just before a test?

A lot of students experience test anxiety, which happens when nerves take over knowledge and causes kids to freeze up during an exam. This can be a source of great frustration for your bright, capable child. This activity book can help your child with this common problem and find ways to better prepare for exams.

Using Outsmart Test Anxiety: A Child's Guide to Overcoming Test Anxiety, parents can work directly with their children (ages 8 to 12) to foster their positive self-image and create a practical pathway to overcoming test anxiety.

With
  • engaging drawings to capture children's interest
  • activities designed to help them articulate their feelings and learn strategies for studying and test-taking
  • exercises to help them find ways to appropriately express to you what you can do to help them feel more comfortable and less pressured when taking a test
  • visual journaling and art therapy that help children explore feelings about exams and approach anxiety as imagined fears that can be combatted by reality

By spending just ten minutes a day engaged with the more than thirty activities in this book, your child will learn to find better ways to destress and more efficiently prepare for a test, identifying their own strengths and challenges. Get started today and show your child that you support them and are committed to helping them overcome test anxiety.

What parents are saying

"With so many formal test I've noticed my child has developed severe test anxiety. After my neighbor recommended this book, I have seen him become less stressed. His nervousness isn't completely gone, but he now can sleep the night before a test instead of getting sick to his stomach. I thank you and my son thank you."

"My daughter is in the sixth grade and makes A's and B's mostly in her regular classwork, but she doesn't do as well on tests and always wakes up with a stomachache on the day of one. I didn't realize how much pressure I was putting on her when I thought I was cheering her on, but this activity book has helped her find the words to express how much we're adding to her anxiety. Thank you for creating this activity book that helps all of us."

"My husband and I have tried to help our son study for his math tests, but we all just end up frustrated with each other. I was at my wit's end and his school counselor gave us Outsmart Test Anxiety and he has found ways to study without us making him. We are so relieved. Thank you for helping us restore some peace and patience."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615983530
Publisher: Counseling with HEART
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Series: Therapeutic Helping Kids Heal Activity Book Series , #9
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,209,326
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Child education and counseling expert Erainna Winnett brings more than 20 years of experience in teaching, counseling, and raising children to the hot-button issues every child faces today. Helping Kids Heal is a series of activity books written with healing in mind. Each book addresses real world problems children face on a daily basis. Through therapeutic art and writing exercises, kids can express their feelings and learn how to deal with those feelings in appropriate ways. Designed for children ages 6-12, these activity books are meant to be used as a counseling tool to foster a positive self-image and healthy coping strategies and to provide parents, educators, and counselors with tools to assist children as they process and work through some of today's toughest issues.

Erainna was born and raised in central Louisiana. The oldest of five children she always yearned to be a teacher and forced her siblings to play school year round. Naturally, she graduated with a teaching degree in 1995 and earned her Master's degree in 2000. Five years later she earned her Education Specialist degree in early childhood education. After fifteen years in the classroom, she moved to the role of school counselor and has never been happier.

While serving as school counselor at an elementary school in northeast Texas, she frequently uses children's books as therapy to help her students heal, learn and grow. Ideas for her books come from the students she works with on a daily basis. Her goal, as an author, is to touch the hearts of children, one story at a time. Erainna has written over thirty books designed to guide parents, teachers, and counselors as they help children to become their best self.

Erainna lives on a 300 acre cattle ranch near the Red River with her husband, two daughters, three dogs, two horses, and one ill-tempered cat.

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