ADVICE FOR PARENTS
These are a collection of articles sourced by our teachers and counsellors to help you as parents support your kids.
"Wie is Ek"
informative FB page with videos of conversations with mental health professionals. This link takes you to a video specifically about the impact of domestic violence on the children.
this is a fantastic resource in terms of explaining what anxiety and depression are, and in terms of providing helpful resources for parents and learners.
Understanding Risk Behaviour in Teenagers:
Strategies to prevent risk, promote health in teens:
HELP WITH UNDERSTANDING ADHD
This is a fantastic video that explains what ADHD looks and feels like for those who experience this condition. It is helpful both for those with ADHD and those without as it gets into relatable detail about what ADHD looks like in every day life.
THE AFTER-SCHOOL RESTRAINT COLLAPSE
"Andrea Loewen Nair, a counselor and parenting educator, coined the term “after-school restraint collapse” because kids often hold their feelings together all day at school and only feel safe to let it all out at home. ."
USE THESE TEN SIMPLE STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE CHILDREN'S BEHAVIOUR TODAY
“Parents and teachers often wonder how to discipline a child with behavior problems. Some children truly have challenging behaviors regardless of what strategies we try. However, many children benefit when the adults in their lives make changes in the way they react, respond, or interact with them.
WHAT ARE LAWNMOWER PARENTS?
"...in raising children who have experienced minimal struggle, we are not creating a happier generation of kids. We are creating a generation that has no what idea what to do when they actually encounter struggle."
A great article on the necessity on letting our kids experience hardships in their life!
HELPING YOUR DAUGHTER DEAL WITH ANXIETY
“Brave is a positive word -- it’s something we aspire to be...Built into the word is the understanding that the person is scared and yet they are doing something anyway. Scared is here to stay. Anxiety is part of life. It’s not our job to vanquish these feelings. It’s our job to develop the resources we need to march forward anyway.”
A really helpful article on helping young women and girls reframe anxiety.