On the Gate Series 7 #2

In today’s edition of On the Gate we revisit a conversation with our Head of Counselling Services, Olivia Tims who offered some excellent advice on how to cope during difficult times.
Olivia’s advice for parents during lockdown:

• Children thrive on predictability. Maintaining daily routines and schedules is vital and helps to reduce anxiety.
• Validating how children may be feeling at the moment can help, reassuring them that we are all are working hard to ensure we are as healthy and safe as possible.
• Young children are astute observers of adult’s emotions. As parents, we need to take care of our own mental health so we can support them.