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Preparing Emotionally and Mentally for Homeschooling

A report from SchoolTV on how parents and caregivers can support the mental health of their sons during the ATCLearns@Home phase.

Homeschooling could soon be a reality for many adult carers as Australia acts to implement strategies in the prevention of COVID-19. The daunting task of establishing new routines and schedules, whilst juggling work responsibilities, could prove to be disruptive and challenging for our families.

Some young people will transition seamlessly, whilst others may struggle. Therefore it will be vitally important for parents to be vigilant in looking for signs of anxiety and depression. Parents will need to continue to be reassuring and supportive in this time of uncertainty and acknowledge that this may be a stressful time for students of all ages.

ATC is working hard behind the scenes to ensure your son’s academic needs are met, but parents and caregivers will need to play a key role in providing them with the structure and groundwork for success. Young people will be looking towards their parents to keep things in context and help ease the transition to a different learning environment.

In this Special Report, parents and caregivers will be provided with some guidelines on how best to navigate this time of transition with minimal disruption. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, we welcome your feedback.

If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your son, please contact the College for further information.

CLICK HERE to see this special report.

Stay well.

Conor Finn, Dean of Formation
finnc@atc.qld.edu.au