Breakfast with nutritional fulfillment.
Children should be accustomed to having breakfast before leaving school to meet their energy needs while participating in teaching and learning activities. Breakfast with the fulfillment of the best nutrition that we can strive for is certainly yes.
Good nutrition does not always have to be expensive food right. The important thing is to fulfill the elements of carbohydrates, vegetables, protein, and minerals. If possible, add milk.
Especially before the exam, the fulfillment of nutrition must be our concern to better support their thinking power when facing the exam later.
Give vitamins or food supplements.
Not all children like to eat vegetables or fruits even though they are big. Even though vegetables and fruit are very important in maintaining health. One solution is to provide vitamins or supplements as the main food companion.
Vitamins also function to increase the body’s immunity against disorders or prevent minor ailments. Especially in the rainy season like this sometimes they are in the rain when they go or go home from school. Vitamins here can also be honey or other traditional medicines.
With preventive measures against diseases that might attack our child, it is expected that when the test arrives they will always be healthy and there will be no health barriers.
With the increasingly dense learning activities of children, surely they will easily feel tired and lack enthusiasm. Invite them to exercise regularly even for a while. Can walk in the morning or do light movements repeatedly. It might only be around 15 or 20 minutes, but it’s good enough to make them refreshed.
If this is done every morning, it is certain that the children will be more physically fit when facing the test later.
Get enough rest.
What do our children do once they get home after school? Lunch, prayer, homework, watching TV or … holding a cell phone ??
Frankly, I don’t know what my child is doing after school, because I work. But I can guess. Yup … !! Hold the cell phone.
And that can be done for hours later. Forget everything. Prayer must be reminded many times.
And what about the habits of the sons and daughters of friends? If it is the same as my guess for my child, then we must start changing that habit from now on. At least until the exam ends.
Reducing mobile phone activity.
Just reduce it is not prohibited at all. With the intention that the time usually to hold the cell phone for hours can be diverted in part to study or rest.
We cannot forbid children not to use cell phones even before the exam. You know, today, almost all of our children’s communication uses social media via cellphone. Whether it’s WA, Line and other forms of social media. Maybe ask homework or group assignments.
Give relaxed time without learning.
Tell the child that Sunday is a free day of study. They may do whatever they want without touching the textbook. For example watching a favorite movie, going out with family or doing their hobbies.The goal is that children are not stressed because they always learn. Doing what children love during holidays is expected to make them relax and will refresh their minds the next day when they will come back to face with teaching and learning activities.
We as parents must definitely do it. Extra prayer than usual. Can after fard prayer, or take a special time after the midnight prayer. Like words, when a child approaches and is facing a school exam, the parents are the most diligent in praying. Some even add to fasting. He said it was a form of effort so that our children succeeded in their exams.
It makes sense, but the main effort is from our own children, right, while parents’ prayers are a complementary effort.