Here we go again! Entering lockdown means that taking care of our own mental health and the mental health of our children needs to be at the top of our “Must Do’s.”
Leading parenting expert Michael Grose offers us some timely reminders of how we can support ourselves and our children in this great article from Parenting Ideas.
While there are concerns about the negative impact of physical isolation is having on children’s learning, we should also be concerned about their mental health. Teachers and health professionals report that the strain of physical isolation is starting to show for many children and young people. Any anxiety and fear they experience is heightened by isolation from friends, lack of access to their usual sports and leisure activities and a lack of certainty about the future.
In these challenging times kids’ mental health needs to be a high priority. The following plan laid out by the experts at Parenting Ideas will show you how to lay a solid foundation for good mental health, and outline key behaviours that will help build the resilience and psychological strength that kids need in these difficult times.