Many children around the UK left school in March when lockdown started, and haven’t set foot in a classroom since. This has been a new experience for us all, so there have been highs and lows for children. Frustrations at not being able to see their friends and do what they normally would do during a school term and having less structure to our days and weeks. There may also be mood swings and anxiety about catching Covid–19 as well as possible confidence crises.
The pandemic has given many parents more time with their kids – you may have noticed and learnt so much more about your children by spending many more hours with them than you normally do. It has been a trying time for all of us and we hope that in 4 or 5 weeks’ time our children will be back at school and some ‘normality’ will return. But is your child ready to get back to reality?
Now is the time for parents to start getting our children ready to go back to school in September. Let’s get them prepared for going back into a classroom, let’s build their confidence up and start to help them feel good about who they are. Parents can do so much to help empower and make them feel strong so that they can go into a new school year positive, ready for a new challenge and not scared of the outside world. Particularly as school won’t look the same as it did back in March due to social distancing rules and regulations.
Back to the Classroom – Resources
My coaching hours are increasing over the summer so that I can help as many children as possible. I can help children aged roughly 6-15 to discuss their worries and concerns, as well as what they feel positive about. If you would like to chat to me about helping your child, please feel free to give me a call.
If your children is moving up to Secondary School, you may also find my ebook “Helping Your Child Through Secondary Transition” useful