This coming up week is finals for the kid sis and even though she works hard, and everyone can see she really has been studying and using flash cards and taped little accounting formulas all over the house, she was a little shaky yesterday.
Today she went into full crying jag. It’s so confusing. I bet she knows her stuff. She’s gotten good grades so far. But she won’t listen to logic about this. I think she’s going to hyperventilate.
I know she’s so nervous about the Accounting, the Macro/Micro Econ, and English, and even the Biology. Is there a way to get her to calm down and maybe breathe.
She didn’t take a shower yesterday because she said she didn’t have time. I’m trying to convince her that maybe a walk around the park or some lunch out would do her a world of good.
I wonder, am I like this when I’m in the middle of a panic? She says it’s just exam panic. I’ve never seen this in her. I hope this isn’t what school normally does to people. How does one help with this? How does one talk down an exam panic?