Helping stressed parents through the school shutdown
22 March 2020
As paraplanning parents potentially not only have to work from home but also cope with enforced school closures, we asked mental health expert, therapist and parent coach, Alicia Drummond for tips on managing home life with teenagers in these unusual times.
At this very worrying time, parents may be feeling anxious about schools and colleges closing. In addition, isolation from the peer group is likely to be difficult for teenagers and parents should be particularly vigilant around those who might be vulnerable to mental health problems.
Here’s my advice on supporting your teen:
I hope these tips and advice help you through this challenging time.
Alicia is founder of Teen Tips and is running some Online Talks for parents and teens in the coming weeks to help everyone during this very challenging time. You can find details here.
Alicia works with over a hundred schools delivering talks and workshops to help parents, staff and pupils deepen their understanding of adolescence and promote emotional health and wellbeing.
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