Building Resilience – Back to School Tips

We are so excited to welcome back our remaining children today and we hope you have a great day!

We are sure the past few weeks have been a very busy and perhaps stressful time for families. We hope the Back to School tips are giving you some ideas to support wellbeing. We’d love to hear the things that help to boost your wellbeing.      

Back to School Tip #9: Respect Yourself – Be proud of your child and yourself    


Your child: Help your child make a list of the things they have learnt and enjoyed over the last few months. e.g. learned to hula hoop, baking, mountain biking. Share and celebrate these with family and friends.  

You: Think about and share all the ways you and the family have adjusted to the challenges over the last few months. Acknowledge together the strengths you have shown. There may have been ups and downs but remind yourself of the things you managed to do, such as using video calls, cooking family meals, supporting your child with their learning or exploring your neighbourhood. 

Together: You may wish to put together a scrap book or time capsule to help remember this extraordinary time. It could include photographs of the things you did at home, news articles, letters, interviews from different family members, etc. 

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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