How to Cope with Exam Stress

Tips for managing exam stress


If your heading into exam season it’s likely that things are getting quite tense in your home. Parents are probably treading on eggshells, and teenagers are panicking that they haven’t done/read/learned enough to cope with GCSE’s or A-Levels. If that sounds like you, you definitely need to listen to this episode of the Teenage Kicks podcast.

I interviewed families and parenting coach Sharon Lawton for her best tips on how to cope with exam stress. She gave me so many brilliant tips, as well as some great revision techniques I hadn’t heard about before. Above all, my take away point from Sharon was this:

“Focus on what you can control, not what you can’t…”

I think it applies to pretty much every stressful situation, don’t you?


You can find Sharon’s brilliant daily tips on managing stress in families on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, as well as on her coaching site Natural Flair Coaching.


Where to listen

You can find the episode in your usual podcast app, or if you prefer, you can listen online below.

Thank you so much for listening! Subscribe now to the Teenage Kicks podcast to hear all my new episodes. I’ll be talking to some fabulous guests about difficult things that happened to them as teenagers – including losing a parent, becoming disabled, and being hospitalised with mental health problems – and how they overcame things to move on with their lives.

I’d love it if you’d rate and review the podcast on iTunes too – it would really help other people to find it. You can also find more from me on parenting teenagers on my blog Actually Mummy, and on Instagram and Twitter @iamhelenwills.

This episode is sponsored by Blue Microphones, who gave me the brilliant Yeticaster for the recording of the podcast.

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