Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources for Parents
Supporting your Child returning to school after Remote Learning
Supporting your Child with Remote Learning
Maintaining a basic routine can promote a sense of safety and security, which in turn will help your child more effectively manage stressful events. Routine will remind your child of what is important for your family and help everyday life run smoother. With school bells no longer ringing to keep your child on track throughout the day, it is important they follow a set routine so that they may learn time management skills and stay on top of their learning.1. Family Activity planner
It is important that a healthy sleep routine is maintained as well as regular, healthy meals and snacks.
Your child may feel overwhelmed by the work being sent and the competing deadlines. Helping your child develop strategies for managing their time can help them stay calm, organised and on top of their work.2. Individual routine planner
Motivation is what drives us towards achieving a goal. Motivation gets us up in the morning and keeps us focused and determined to work through a task so we can succeed when things get tough. During these times it may be difficult for your child to get motivated to do even the simplest of tasks, let alone remote learning.
The following links provide information on how to help your child become motivated.
Procrastination is a common part of human behaviour. Often people mistake procrastination for “laziness”. In everyday language people use definitions like, “putting off”, “postponing”, “delaying”, “deferring”, and “leaving to the last minute”.
Procrastination is making a decision for no valid reason to delay or not complete a task or goal you’ve committed too, and instead doing something of lesser importance, despite there being negative consequences to not following through on the original task or goal. It is important to remember that everyone procrastinates.
However, problematic procrastination can be distinguished from more general procrastination, by how bad the negative consequences are of us not following through on things (Centre for Clinical Interventions).3. Setting Yourself Up For Success 2_ Procrastination
The following link can help you support your children during this time.
At times it may feel like raising a teenager is tricky, full of changing moods, twists and turns. Although you may be spending more time together with your child, it does not make understanding your child and what is going on for them at the moment any easier. Coronavirus has added pressures surrounding work, school, relationships and general everyday life. There are many helpful tips and strategies to help guide you in creating safe and trusting communication between you and your child to help understand how they are feeling and why.
During this time of general uncertainty, nonstop media coverage and guidelines around physical distancing,
we understand it is a challenging time to be parenting a teenager.
The following links can help you support your children during this time.
Tips for maintaining mental health through COVID-19 (Part 1)
Coronavirus: Resources for Anxiety & Stress
Stress and teenagers
Join the Bite Back Mental Fitness Challenge
Helpful Apps and Links
- ReachOut: https://parents.au.reachout.com/
- Emerging Minds: https://emergingminds.com.au/resources/supporting-children-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/
- Australian Government Department of Health: https://headtohealth.gov.au/covid-19-support/covid-19
- Black Dog Institute: https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/
- Supporting the Family in Isolation: https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/managing-your-family-s-cabin-fever