Celebrate Success, Not the Position: Help Your Child Break the Pressure Cycle


Written by: Circles.Life

Key highlights

● Recognise and address signs of academic stress in your child and ensure timely intervention to help children cope better with academic demands.

● Create a nurturing space with open communication, realistic goals, and a balanced approach to ensure children feel valued beyond their academic achievements.

● Support your child's learning with reliable connectivity and educational tools, ensuring they stay connected and balanced in their academic and personal lives.

Supporting Your Child Through Academic Challenges

In Singapore, the academic landscape is highly competitive, placing immense pressure on students to perform well. This intense focus on academic success, coupled with parental and societal expectations, often leads to significant stress and anxiety among young learners.

As parents, it is crucial to support your children through this journey, ensuring their well-being and happiness are prioritised alongside their school achievements. Circles.Life’s Family Plan can be a valuable tool in this supportive role, providing the connectivity and resources necessary for a balanced and healthy academic life.

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Understanding Academic Pressure in Singapore

Singapore's education system is known for its high standards. Students face a lot of pressure to excel, driven by societal expectations and the desire to secure a bright future. This pressure is evident in long hours spent on homework, tuition, and extra classes, often at the expense of relaxation and personal time. Many students report feeling stressed due to their workload, which can impact their mental and physical health.

A recent Circles.Life survey, conducted in partnership with Milieu Insights, reveals that 40% of youths aged 16-34 feel constrained by parental expectations, and nearly half of these individuals struggle to balance mental health with work or study commitments, underscoring the need for better support systems.

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Recognising Signs of Stress in Children

Understanding your child's signs of stress is the first step to providing support. Common symptoms include:

● Irritability
● Changes in sleep patterns
● Loss of interest in activities they once enjoyed
● Physical complaints like headaches
● Other telling signs like grades dropping or a lack of enthusiasm

Early detection and intervention are key to preventing more serious issues that could affect them later in life.

Building a Strong Parent-Child Relationship and Creating a Supportive Home Environment

Creating a supportive home environment is key to reducing academic pressure and building a strong parent-child relationship. Here’s how:

● Open Communication: Encourage your child to share their concerns and struggles. Listen actively and provide reassurance.

● Realistic Goals: Establish achievable goals together, focusing on effort and improvement rather than perfection. Celebrate all successes, no matter how small, and reinforce that your child’s worth isn’t solely based on academic achievements.

● Quality Time: Spend quality time together, engage in activities your child enjoys, and show genuine interest in their daily lives.

● Emotional Support: Be present and attentive, offering reassurance and encouragement. A relationship built on trust and understanding empowers your child to face academic challenges with confidence.

Promote Healthy Study Habits and Extracurricular Activities

Healthy study habits and extracurricular activities are essential in managing stress and ensuring a balanced life. Here’s how to promote them:

● Time Management: Encourage your child to manage their time wisely, balancing study sessions with breaks and leisure activities. A structured routine helps maintain consistency and reduces last-minute cramming.

● Work-Life Balance: Promote hobbies and relaxation to ensure a healthy balance. Regular physical activity and a healthy diet are crucial in managing stress.

● Extracurricular Activities: Encourage your child to pursue interests outside of academics, such as sports, arts, or community service. These activities provide a necessary break from studies and help build life skills like teamwork, time management, and resilience. Balancing schoolwork with personal interests ensures a healthier and more enjoyable academic journey.

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Leveraging Technology for Academic Support

In today's digital age, technology can be a powerful ally in supporting your child's education. Circles.Life’s Family Plan offers reliable and fast connectivity, essential for online learning and research. Numerous educational apps and tools can aid in understanding complex subjects, organising study schedules, and even providing tutoring support.

Circles.Life Family Plan

Ensure that your child has the resources they need to excel academically while staying connected with family support. Here are the top features of Circles.Life Family Plan:

• Manage up to 6 members, all under one bill
• Share 300GB with up to 1TB rollover for as low as $13.46 per SIM
• Free unlimited incoming calls
• 3,000 minutes of local (SG) outgoing talktime and 200 SMS
• Stay seamlessly connected on your family vacation with our new Family SuperRoam packs, shareable roaming data across all accounts.
Primary account perks: Free 5G and access to our loyalty program, Circle of Joy.
Exclusive promotion: Free 10,000 Circle of Joy Bonus Points. Activate your Family Plan before 25 June 2024 and claim rewards such as Gardens by the Bay Day Passes & Kiztopia Passes.

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Seeking Professional Help When Needed

Despite your best efforts, there may be times when professional help is necessary. Recognise the signs that indicate the need for intervention, such as prolonged sadness, withdrawal from social interactions, or severe anxiety. Approach mental health professionals for guidance and support.

In Singapore, various resources are available to help children manage stress and mental health issues effectively. Do not hesitate to seek help to ensure your child’s well-being.

Supporting Your Child's Success

Supporting your child through their academic journey in Singapore requires a delicate balance of encouragement, understanding, and practical strategies. By recognising stress signs, promoting healthy study habits, leveraging technology, and fostering a strong relationship, parents can significantly alleviate the pressure their children face.

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Published 2024-06-05

Written by Circles.Life


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