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.

What you can do to help

  • Let your child know you are there to talk if they want to, but do not put too much pressure on them – let them open up in their own time.
  • Ask them what it is that is worrying them. Reassure them that you can work together to address it.
  • Speak to their school if needed or help your child plan what they want to say to their teachers or other trusted adults.
  • Are there any changes to their daily routine that you could support them with? For example, help them make a revision schedule or plan a routine for the day.
  • Could you suggest any ways to practise ‘self-care’? It could as simple as reading a good book, listening to music or going for a walk.
Page updated: 18/09/2020 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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