We all want to help our children and young people make as smooth a transition as possible back into school and to feel safe and happy there. We are delighted to promote the Edinburgh Back to School campaign with our partners across the city. All this week, we will continue sharing some tips and resources which have been developed for families over the next couple of weeks.
Building resilience can help us to develop the skills we need to cope with challenging times. Each day we are sharing tips for families which offer suggestions which may help with the return to school.
Back to School Tip #6: Take a Moment – We all need some time out
Your Child: Reflect on what you have noticed helps or may help your child to cope with new or difficult situations or emotions such as listening to music, jumping on the trampoline, etc. It might be helpful to practice new coping strategies together and plan for how these can be used when things are tricky.
You: Being a parent can be really tough, doing things to look after our own wellbeing helps to manage stress, boost our confidence and makes us more able to cope with the ups and downs. Try to prioritise doing something that improves your wellbeing – it might help to set aside some time each day. You could- chat with a friend, go for a walk, read a book, go fishing, etc.
Together: If appropriate share with your child a way you have managed a difficult situation.
For more information about going Back to School and supporting your own and your child’s wellbeing visit www.edinburgh.gov.uk/backtoschool