How to stay strong for students

Worldwide, parents are waking up to something which will rock them to the core. For those of us in the UK, this is the second seismic political event of 2016.

Only a week ago, this article talked of how children are affected by news of world events, and this can be exacerbated by the reactions of the adults around them.

Children’s well-being affected by news of world events.

As educators, we need to ensure that we do not allow ourselves to vent fully in front of students as we would among our friends or colleagues. Many young people are not in possession of all the facts, and the apocalyptic vision which some of us may be seeing must not be conveyed unexplained to the young people in our care.

This is a time to speak carefully, and to listen and explain when worries are expressed.

 

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