World Issue (An article from a nearby school)

Unfortunately there will be some students who would have been exposed to the events which took place in Paris last weekend. Whilst general advice when an event like this takes place suggests to emphasize how far away the events were and that we are very safe, the Department provides the additional advice:

• It is wise for you to monitor your child’s exposure to television coverage, print media and social media.

• Some children will want to talk about the tragic events and try to make sense of what they have seen and heard; other children will avoid any discussion around the events and will be reassured by routine and normality.

• Remember the importance of routine, sleep, exercise and healthy eating.

In difficult times, it is worth remembering what adults and children need most are each other. To further assist you at home you may find the advice of parenting educator Michael Grose @ helpful.