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Adapting to a new reality with your children

The disruptions to our usual routines and ways of living make it difficult to find stability and can increase feelings of helplessness. 

There are many things we can do to minimise stress and strengthen our emotional wellbeing. In thinking about our article this fortnight we considered the countless issues we could address: coping in isolation at home together, sibling rivalry, how to encourage children to focus on their online learning, how to talk with young children and teens about the pandemic, generally coping with stress, spending more relaxed and fun time together as a family, to name a few, along with noticing the ‘silver linings’.

Please visit the links below for information that you may find useful to support your child’s emotional health and mental wellbeing during this challenging time. 

We encourage you to focus on the silver linings with your children as they were doing in Year 4 last week. Check out some of their ideas below. 

 

What children need right now is to feel comforted and loved. Play outside, take walks, bake (let kids make up their own recipes), conduct science experiments, write, start a book, read together, watch movies, find virtual field trips to zoos online and play board games. These are suggestions for young and not-so-young children alike. Enjoy one another and find the opportunities in these unprecedented times. 

We look forward to connecting with you and your children through Microsoft Teams over the next few weeks. Please do not hesitate to contact either of us.

Gai Bath (Kinder–Year 6) and Jane Sutcliffe (Year 7–12)
SMC Counsellors

gbath@smc.tas.edu.au
jsutcliffe@smc.tas.edu.au 

   

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