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Another week has passed as we have bunkered down in our isolation bubbles. We hope you are doing ok. We just want to give you some snippets from a couple of articles we felt are very helpful.

Parent working at home

We have spoken to a lot of mums and some of them feel they are letting their kids down and feeling guilty if they or their partners are working from home, and may be unable to give their best.

Our kids just don’t need us, they seem to need more of us. Many kids are acting out, abandoning the routines they already had, dropping naps, doing less except for jumping on top of their parents which is happening more. We are letting them watch far greater amounts of screen time than we ever thought we’d tolerate.

Home schooling success is a struggle. (The Parents Are Not All Right, Chloe I Cooney). Parents might consider lowering their standards with a goal of getting through the day, ideally with our kids doing something besides watching TV.

Look on this as an opportunity.

Life before COVID19 was for the vast majority of us lost IN the busy-ness of our lives. We didn’t think about working ON our lives unless something went wrong like sickness, divorce, life drama. Then we paid attention to the things that really mattered like health, vitality, like really living, like love, for ourselves and others. What is happening now is the perfect opportunity to stop, reflect and work on your life and yourself. (Amanda Gore, Wired for Joy).

Useful Online Support Resources

Reflect on life

Here you will find Playgroup NSW activity for the week. Sutherland Shire Library are providing regular “Rhymetime online”. This is aimed at 0 to 2 yrs and enjoy the reading of simple stories, singing rhymes and finger puppet play. Your child will be exposed to a variety of language learning skills through songs, rhymes and stories. Subscribe on library@ssc.nsw.gov.au and you will regular reminders.

We would like to remind you of the excellent resources at the Black Dog Institute. For anyone feeling anxious, the digital tools are excellent and very useable for anyone. Click here to find out more.
 
Be assured we are here if you need to call or email with any thoughts or inquiries, we would love to hear from you. Hope you have a good week and are able to get out in the beautiful fresh air and sunshine.

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