Everyone knows that exam periods are a stressful time for youngsters.
Very often, they will be under a lot of pressure from the school to succeed so the institution can climb up the league table.
As well as this, parents may place heavy demands on their offspring as they try to ensure they get good grades.
However, speaking on BBC's Woman's Hour, educational psychologist at the Institute of Education Vivian Hill noted taking kids outside of their comfort zone can result in "stress and anxiety building".
She warned mums and dads to stay away from being "over encouraging and nagging", as this will have a counter-productive effect on their kids.
"They will just feel 'I have really had enough of this and I am just not going to cooperate'," Ms Hill observed.
The expert went on to note it is important parents find the right balance and she suggested tackling the issue of a revision plan in an unemotional way early on to lay out the parameters of what is expected.