At this very worrying time and parents may be finding home schooling, cabin fever and an impending two week break with nowhere to go, particularly challenging. 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 Alicia’s advice on supporting your teen:
We hope our tips and advice help you through this challenging time.
You may like to know that we are delivering Live Online Talks for parents and teens – including Parenting During Isolation, First Aid For Your Child’s Mind, Teens & Screens and Managing The Stresses Of Life – to support your child during adolescence and help your family during this very challenging time.
Keep up to date on our latest insights, guidance and tips
Saskia Boujo, a relationship and sex educator and author of the book ‘This Period In My Life’ has written a blog on how to talk to your child about periods. Saskia uses ungendered language to encourage young people to value and understand their periods. This is an absolute must if your child is about to start their period, or you just want a little more guidance on how to approach the topic with them.
Alicia went onto the Emma-Jane Show’s podcast to discuss all things teens and mental health. This is a very open and honest conversation about recovery, resilience and Alicia’s journey to where she is today.
The summer holidays have arrived and you might already be struggling to come up with ways to keep your child entertained and off screens. We have put together a few ideas of fun activities for you to do as a family, or alternatively for your teen to do with their friends.
Following the horrific death of George Floyd and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, we have been asked for advice on how to talk to children and teenagers about racism.
With young people online more than ever, those who would seek to influence, radicalise or groom them via social media and gaming will be busy. Find out how to support your child and help them stay safe.
We are three weeks into isolation and the cracks are showing. Is this grief we are feeling? Alicia’s latest blog explores this and gives advice on how to support your child.
We’re offering so much support to families tailored to the current challenges that we are all facing – have a read of our April newsletter for all the details.
We are working with some wonderful therapists across the country and some are offering two free, half hour emergency sessions to teenagers who might be particularly struggling.
A large focus of our work is with schools, helping staff support the wellbeing of children so we are delighted to welcome these two new schools.
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