Examinations are upon us, and, along with them, the pressure for students to do well.

exam preparation and how to handle stress during exam season

With the examination season in full swing, more young people are finding it hard to cope with the pressure. "Cracking up", is much more common than many parents realise and, once it has happened, is difficult to treat. For parents, there is a difficult line to tread between setting expectations and encouraging a child to work towards challenging goals, as opposed to placing children in situations where they cannot cope or putting them under unreasonable pressure at home.