Managing emotional well-being in lockdown

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We are very conscious of the toll remote learning can have on children and their families and whilst we are here to support in any way that we can, below are a few tips worth keeping in mind at home. 

Keep talking with your child, about how they are feeling, what is going well and what they are finding challenging. Setting aside 10 minutes a day to do this is beneficial and often best just before bedtime.

Limit the amount of news on the television as this only increases anxiety for a child.

Know when to “down tools” and take a break. If things are becoming challenging, move away from the computer, take a breather or even a walk. Speak to staff who will completely understand and can be sympathetic with work deadlines.

Get out of the house, have a change of scenery, whatever the weather and plan exercise into the day.

Find positives in your child’s work and plan small treats and rewards for motivation, a special desert, a family game, movie night, making a den or dressing up fun.

Keep in touch with your child’s Form Tutor and let them know how your child is coping, whether the work is to challenging or not, whether your child is anxious or demotivated.