Building resilience can help us to develop the skills we need to cope with challenging times. Each day we are sharing tips for families which offer suggestions which may help with the return to school.
Back to School Tip #4: Look on the Bright Side – Find positive moments, however small, each day
Our brains are wired to notice threats, sometimes this stops us from seeing the good stuff. It can mean we have to really try to be positive.
Your child: Help your child identify the positive things about lockdown easing or returning to school. Who might they be looking forward to seeing or what might they be looking forward to doing?
You: Consider the positives for you of lockdown easing and children returning to school.
Together: It can be helpful to make time each day to think of one or two positive things. It may be nice to write these down in diary or post them in a jar. Share them with your child and listen to their ideas. You could have a phrase like, “Today I loved…. playing football with you”.
For more information about going ‘Back to School’ and supporting your own and your child’s wellbeing visit: www.edinburgh.gov.uk/backtoschool
If you have a child who is starting or returning to school this term you can find lots of helpful tips to help get prepared in the Building Resilience – Back to School Tips booklet.