This article offers 10 top tips on how to talk to your child about Covid-19 if they are feeling anxious or concerned.
Parents of up to 7 years old
When emotions explode
Use this helpful guide from YoungMinds.org.uk to manage emotions at home. They will help as a conversation starter to deescalate and review a situation.
Coronavirus: Helpful information to answer questions from children
This is a fantastic resource outlining helpful information on how to answer questions from your son/daughter in relation to Covid-19.
This section doesnt require lots of images or video clips. There is a very simple starting point... Listen.
Follow these steps:
1. Listen to your child/family member
2. Do not be judgemental or talk over them
3. Give them lots of space and breaks
4. Allow them to write things down
5. Offer time to reflect
Mind offers lots of help and assistance. Please do not be put off by mention of terms such as depression or anxiety. These are terms often used with negative connotations, please embrace the advice and guidance.
Mental health UK - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/getting-help
Tel - 116123 -
There are lots of websites below that assist families that may be struggling. This is one of the biggest challenges for families to face in generations. It is ok to ask for a little help if for example your child's behaviour is extreme or if you feel like you are struggling. RCT offers assistance from a non-statutory body called Resilient families. Watch the clip below. You can refer yourself by visiting their website or get in touch with us as a school and we can assist.
This site will hopefully help you to stay focussed and get through this difficult time. If you are finding it difficult and need to speak to someone, we have staff and other numbers below:
Safeguarding – Mr R Evans - 07526854161
Safeguarding – Mrs Roz Ridley - 07494552475
Safeguarding – Mrs Liz Elford - 07494818358
Safeguarding – Mrs Teresa Woodbridge - 07908728642