Parenting in a Pandemic (PiP)
Top tips to help you parent during a pandemic
Children and teens of all ages will be picking up on the fear and panic being experienced by adults around them. Fear, like pain, has a purpose. It is a vital response to physical and emotional danger that has been essential throughout evolution. If people didn’t feel fear, they wouldn’t be able to protect themselves from legitimate threats—which often had life-or-death consequences. Fear usually drives us to take urgent action, however, children can be really traumatised by fear so it is our job as adults to understand how to model overcoming fear, and how to help our children overcome their fear.
We will also be providing you with practical tips for building your relationship with your child and teen, advice on how to care for your own mental health, as well as ideas to relieve boredom and get the most out of family time together.
Practical steps to take to increase your child’s mental health
Here’s what you’ll get when you sign up to our Parenting in a Pandemic (PiP) Top Tips
The Parenting in a Pandemic Top Tips regular emails will help you during this challenging and unprecedented period of parenting.
Now that schools are closing, some of our therapists will be unable to provide 1-1 counselling to children as usual, so we plan to use this rare opportunity to share their expertise with parents. From advice videos, to mental health articles and child-led activity tutorials, all content will be centred around you and your family, helping you through the pandemic.
Fegans is a Christian charity that has continually transformed mental health and championed childhood since 1870. We serve families of all faiths and none. We counsel children and provide parent support, intervention and training in our centres and also in primary and secondary schools. Our BACP registered counsellors are fully qualified and work with families to enable them to manage their lives, build relationships and make positive choices.
What our clients are saying:
“My thanks will never be enough. Never, not in a million years, as there is no price tag on a mother’s relationship with her child.”
“Thank you Fegans for caring about me and my family and for giving me this wonderful opportunity to make a real difference to other families who are struggling.”
“Fegans has completely changed my life for the better. It’s not only reduced the anxiety, but it’s stopped all the meltdowns and my house is so peaceful.”
“This course helped me to understand why my teenager seems to fly off the handle at the smallest thing… and how to deal with it both in the moment and longer term”
Frequently Asked Questions
What child age group is this for?
These top tips are useful for parents of all age groups of under 18s.
What if I want additional support specific to my family situation?
We are currently trialling running parent support sessions over the internet via webcam, so you can talk to us from the comfort of your home.
If you subscribe to our top tips we shall inform you as soon as we are ready to take bookings.
How do I contact Customer Support?
If you have any problems accessing the course please let us know by contacting us here https://www.fegans.org.uk/contact-us/ and please include the following information:
– Tell us what the issue is
– Let us know your name and email address
– If you are getting an error message please screenshot it and include that in your message
I would like to donate to or volunteer for Fegans.
If Fegans is a charity why isn't counselling free?
We would love to be able to offer our services for free. Sadly we rely on donations so need to charge to cover our costs.
We do not make a profit.