Thrive Tips 20th November 2020
Having gone back into lockdown and not knowing when we can resume our normal lives, it is a very worrying time for us all. Our children are also finding things difficult; no visiting relatives, going to the park to meet friends or going to after school activities like swimming or football. You may have found that their behaviour has changed, they may have become angry and defiant, or maybe withdrawn. To help them manage this time, try doing things together that you enjoy as a family. Take time to listen to their worries or concerns, but keep those safe boundaries in place. Stick as much as possible to their normal routine, ensure that they come to school having had a good breakfast and with everything, they need for school. Routines and boundaries help them to feel safe and secure. Most importantly though, look after yourselves take time to relax, have a cuppa, chat to a friend. Looking after ourselves helps us to look after our children.
Here is a link to some short video clips, with tips that may help: Families Under Pressure
If you are at all worried or concerned about your child’s emotional wellbeing please let us know.