Help your child cope with school / college


It is completely normal for children and young people to worry about things that happen at school or college from time to time. If you are a parent it can be really concerning and you might wonder what you can do to support them.

Below are some ways to help  your child / children cope with school or college.

If your child is worried about coronavirus

Coronavirus has had a big impact on our lives and some children might be worried about how it will affect them at school. For example, there may be a set of new rules to follow.

You can help by:

  • Having an open conversation about their worries and making sure they know it is okay to ask questions.
  • Reassure them about the safety measures that are in place to protect them.Go over the things they can do, like regular hand washing.
  • Encourage them to focus on the things they look forward to about school –seeing friends, teachers and learning about their favourite subjects.

You can access more advice and information by visiting the YoungMinds website.

Page updated: 18/09/2020 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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