Being a mother is constantly overcoming obstacles. Among them is the National High School Exam, the ENEM, a test held annually to assess the performance of students from public and private schools. Unfortunately, with double or triple work hours, many women are forgotten and marginalized from what we can classify as the gateway to academic life.
According to surveys by the Instituto Unibanco, for example, only 2% of women who became pregnant during adolescence returned to school. And that needs to change! Check out some alternatives on the Grão de Gente Blog to encourage the integration of mothers into ENEM.
Mothers at ENEM: Tips to do well!
How do I prepare for the test?
First, create a study plan! Research about ENEM and analyze its structure, studying the proofs of the old editions. Understand the main subjects that make up the assessment and mentally organize them according to demand and your aptitude.
If you have contact or openness, talk to the child’s father about your study plans and see the possibility of leaving the little one under his responsibility. As we know that not all parents follow the pillars of active parenting, we recommend an almost ancient technique: the support network among women. It’s time to turn on trusted grandparents, aunts, cousins, friends and neighbors!
Can I breastfeed during ENEM?
He must! For those who are breastfeeding, pay attention when registering for the ENEM. Request “Specific Assistance” when filling out the form and select the option “lactating” in the mandatory field.
With this request, on the day of the test, the woman who is breastfeeding must take an adult companion, who will stay in a specific room with the child’s custody while the mother is not present.
Whom to leave my child with on exam day?
Those who do not have a consolidated support network can count on the Mães no Enem program, a project that brings together volunteers to take care of candidates’ children during tests. To participate as a volunteer or request the service, you must register. (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ufa! We know that not everything is that simple, but we still hope for empathy and union between women to generate good results. Good luck! ❤