Supporting Your Child During Exam Time (Young Minds)
As we start to move towards mock exams for Year 11s next term, Young Minds have launched advice for parents about supporting their children.
- Encourage your child to take revision breaks and find a balance between studying and doing things they find enjoyable and relaxing.
- Make sure they are eating and drinking at regular intervals.
- Reassure them – reinforce that you are and will be proud of them no matter what happens.
- Remain positive and hopeful!
- Let them know their feelings are valid and normal, but also offer support and solutions where possible.
- Anxiety is often worst at night and this means it is useful to encourage good bedtime routine
v=qiKJRoX_2uo – 7 minute yoga for stress relief
v=inpok4MKVLM – 5 minute meditation
v=sG7DBA-mgFY – 10 minute meditation by headspace
v=tEmt1Znux58 – box breathing technique
v=kVWPN47Q91Y – advice on anxiety/panic attacks during exams
Coping with Panic Attacks: Information from the School Nurse
- I seem to be seeing a number of students who are telling me they are suffering from panic attacks when in school and struggle to remember how to manage them in the heat of the moment. This information may help your child to cope if they find themselves in this situation:
- End a Panic Attack in 3 Minutes With These 4 Easy Steps – NoPanic
- 4 minute video: Correct Breathing Animation – NoPanic
Parenting Smart (Place2Be)
- The children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, has launched a new website aimed at helping parents with typical situations they can find themselves in with their children. Advice can be found on over forty topics including: Understanding sibling rivalry . My child is lying, what does it mean, what should I do? My child has trouble going to sleep. My child says ‘I hate you!’ Cultural identity: who am I?
- Website https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/
Support Students Through Bereavment
Losing someone important to you, recently or in the past, is one of the hardest things to experience in life and at this time of year it can make things feel even harder. When you’re young we know that bereavement can be even more difficult. The death of a family member, friend or even someone you barely know can have a huge impact on how you feel. There is support and advice available to help get you through it, so please don’t suffer in silence, click on the links below to find out more now.