Supporting Your Child's Return to School

that have worked well for them in the past.

Expect change. The uncertainty we are all living with can be hard to take. Keep focused on those things you and your family have control over (e.g., adequate sleep, daily routines, together time, physical activity.) Helping your child think through what to expect if they’re returning to school is also helpful. , developed by our own Inclusive Education department, might also be useful in helping prepare your child for what school will be like.

Remind your child that they can turn to other people for support, both at home and at school成人抖音. They don’t have to handle this on their own. If your child has some additional needs ask your child’s school what strategies they recommend for easing your child’s transition back to school.

Learning to deal with life’s changes and challenges helps build resilience. Children are capable of weathering even the stormiest of storms if they can rely on the love and support of at least one caring adult. Being there for them emotionally and helping them learn and practice coping skills, will help build your child’s resilience.

We are in this together. The health and safety of all learners in our schools is a top priority! The current issue of the Healthy Schools, Healthy People newsletter shares more tips and resources you might find helpful.

Feeling Anxious? It is normal to think about and worry about what is happening worldwide and as close as in your own home. If you need to talk to someone confidentially –connect with here.

Connect with us. You’re always welcome to connect with your school counsellors, teachers and principals. If you need to talk with someone about school work or technical difficulties, are worried about your grades or future, need some help accessing the above resources, or just want to talk –reach out.

 

This content has been adapted from materials produced by the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre. For more on their efforts to support families during COVID-19, visit the .