From the Base
One of the hardest things I've ever had to do as a parent is ask for help. The idea of admitting that I was failing, that I was not doing a good job, that I was not 'protecting' my children, was a bitter pill to swallow.
That was, until I actually swallowed it. Swallowed my pride, consumed and destroyed the idea that somehow, we are so supposed to just 'know how to be a good parent'. My guidebook must have been lost in the post!
The pill wasn't bitter. It was transformative. Through the prism of hindsight, I see that I had bought into the illusion, that my ego had convinced me that we, as parents, didn't need help. I was wrong and fortunately overcame my short sightedness.
As parents we all need help from time to time, and our current times are no exception in the least. To try and help, the school has put together a Wellbeing page on My School Portal, as a resource of ideas and web links that might help you with your children over the coming weeks and even years. We are also running some events, such as the Lorraine Lee talk last week and the Saturday 12pm drop in zoom chats.
Please do consider looking at the Wellbeing page and attending any of these and future events to support parents.