Barnardos Support for Parents
Barnardos has launched a national telephone support service for parents in response to the challenges they are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic. This service will be staffed by Barnardos project workers who are trained professionals.
The government’s response to Covid-19 has meant that normal routines and sources of support are currently unavailable to many families.
Through theirr dedicated telephone support service Barnardos staff can provide support and advice to parents on the following issues:
How to talk to your children about the corona virus
Setting a good routine
Managing children’s behaviours and sibling dynamics
Managing aggression and family discord
Home schooling/managing school expectations.
Fostering natural learning opportunities in the home
Accessing fun and educational activities for families and individual children
Managing your child’s worries
Self-care for parents
Helping parents manage their own worries and anxieties
Managing children’s online activity