The Department of Education have drawn up some guidelines and websites that you may find useful while the schools are closed.
Most parents will think, No way, there's no time for meditation in my life - and given how all-consuming and overwhelming parenting can often be, I can understand why.
And yet, if we consider the numerous benefits of meditation — of finding a little more spaciousness in our minds to be less reactive and more responsive; of learning what it means to be more present and engaged with our kids — then meditation can be viewed as an effective, rewarding parenting tool
Imagine the positive impact for the entire household, of being calmer, softer, more compassionate, and more content … and you need only meditate for as little as 10minutes a day.
Headspace is practical and designed to fit into our busy, stressful lives. Andy, the guy who created it and narrates the meditations is very easy to listen too!
Give it a go...it might just help a little!
Sign up for free here:
Or watch a few YouTube videos if you're curious: Headspace YouTube Channel
Meditation Video about Patience
Twinkl is a world-wide website that has over 500,000 teacher-made resources. They have made it available for FREE for all parents during the school closures.
Follow the link to set up your own free account and enter in the special offer code when signing up.
Offer Code: IRLTWINKLHELPS
This is a very difficult and stressful time for everyone and it is important to try and make time to look after yourself as a parent or guardian for the children and young people in your care.
This is a short online workshop aimed at helping parents and guardians look after their own well-being. It is 40 minutes long, but you dont have to do in all one go. Simply save where you're at and pick up again when you have time.
You just need a laptop/computer and speakers/headphones (there are some videos with sound).
It's FREE and it is designed to help you which will in turn, hopefully, help the young people you care for.
Take a look and see what you think...
Children and young people need factual, age appropriate information about the virus and concrete instruction about how to avoid spreading of the virus. Without the facts, they often imagine situations far worse than reality. The advice on this document is from the Department of Education and may be useful when talking to and reassuring your children about the virus.
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This page has been created in response to the closure of schools.
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