Building Resilience – Back to School Tips

We hope you and your child are feeling ready to return to school either tomorrow or Thursday. Some of our Back to School tips may give you some ideas and help you all focus on the positives.   

Back to School Tip #7: Make a Difference – Small things can make a difference 


Your Child: Discuss with your child what they did to make a difference to someone in your community or your environment over the past few months. These could be things such as displaying a rainbow, shopping for a grandparent or cutting the grass for a neighbour. 

Acknowledge the small things – for example notice your child when they help a sibling, put litter in the bin, help around the home.   

You: Talk about who or what made a difference to you or your family during lockdown.  This could be something that seems small, like someone calling when you needed cheering up. Consider how you made a difference and what else you’d like to do.  

Together: By each of us washing our hands, wearing a mask when necessary and keeping a distance we help protect others. 

For more information about going Back to School and supporting your own and your child’s wellbeing visit: www.edinburgh.gov.uk/backtoschool 

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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.

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