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
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There’s so much information on activities for your teen during isolation and here are some suggestions from some of our digging around.
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.