Testing Anxiety in Children


Studies have shown that anxiety, a common emotion among human beings, can have negative effects on school performance. Students usually experience anxiety when they believe they are being evaluated, either by a test or a public performance.

Approximately, 30% of students develop severe anxiety in testing situations. “Test anxiety” also lowers self-esteem, and lessens motivation and efforts for school tasks. Also, students with this condition complain about stomachache, headaches, and rapid heartbeat.

The good news is that there are many ways to reduce anxiety and improve school performance. To obtain more information on how to help your kids overcome testing anxiety, please follow our posts at www.montrealarttherapy.com/blog

By: Reyhane Namdari/ Art Therapist