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Back-to-school tips: Childhood test anxiety

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

“It’s normal for both adults and children to feel nervous once in a while. A little anxiety prior to an event like a presentation or test is common—and normal. “For some, a little nervousness can actually be helpful,” says Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinic family medicine specialist. “But, for others, they struggle a bit more with what we call ‘test anxiety.’ ” Test anxiety can affect anyone from primary and secondary school students to college students.” (more)

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