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Parent and Child Wellbeing

Children’s wellbeing is closely bound to their parents’ wellbeing.  We know that some parents and carers will be finding this time of home schooling particularly difficult.  The TRUST approach can be used when you are talking with your child, such as when you are reading, doing jobs together or playing:

Take turns to talk about what you are going to do. Say things like: “I’m going to wear my red jumper today. What colour jumper would you like to wear”

Recap the plan as you are working. Say things like: “Why do you think that happened?”

Use lots of encouragement. Say things like: “What great ideas… Let’s see what happens!”

Share what you know to help your child. Say things like: “Have you learnt about…at school?”

Tune-in and be interested. Say things like: “I didn’t know you knew so much about…!”

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