ADVICE FOR PARENTS

These are a collection of articles sourced by our teachers and counsellors to help you as parents support your kids.

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. ."

Helping Your Child Overcome Their Emotional Buildup from School | Rice Psychology

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.

This article gives ten simple strategies that you can start implementing right now to encourage positive behavior in your child/students

https://educationandbehavior.com/how-to-discipline-a-child-with-behavior-problems/

HELPING YOUR KIDS WITH EXAMS

"School can be a source of support, belonging, learning and community for young people. However, every young person will worry about things that happen at school from time to time. For some, school can become challenging or distressing over a longer period of time.

If your child is struggling at school, the important thing is to recognise that there’s a problem to be solved, and to work with your child and the school to find the right support as soon as you can."

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-school-anxiety-and-refusal/

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.

HELPING YOUR KIDS WITH EXAMS

Check out this great article written by Mrs Simmonds for helping your child with exams.