1. TRUST IN GOD.
Learners must realize it is a time to grow and adapt and we are all in the same situation. There must be no denial of the reality of the situation. They need to make good choices (which have been made for them; they just need to follow the rules) and believe in God. For those that do not believe, it is good to know God loves THEM, whatever they feel.
2. BUILD SELF-ESTEEM.
Learners need to be guided to believe in their ability to meet the challenges.
Acknowledge the negative factors involved. ( What do you miss most? What was a positive about the situation this holiday? )
They need to admit their fears and talk about their fears with someone on a regular basis. Teach them to talk to God about what they fear and to seek help from one of the teacher counsellors if they need to.
3. LEARN TECHNIQUES AND PRINCIPLES OF RELAXATION.
Google what would be best for your learners. Use silence, music, simple neck, body stretches…..
4. KEEP THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE.
How we evaluate a situation depends on your point of view. Teach them not to always think the worst is likely to happen. The teacher needs to be calm, caring, loving and reassuring at all times.
5. REACH OUT TO OTHERS.
Teach the learners to encourage one another; to realize they have a role to play. Their words and actions have a double impact during times like these. In this way they are challenged to deal more effectively with the challenge of our situation.
6. TURN TO GOD.
Learners must realize they cannot handle the situation themselves and carry the burden. God is sovereign and powerful. Turn to Him. Give all your burdens to Him.
During these troubling times things might feel overwhelming and we don’t always know how we can support our children and keep them safe from Covid-19.
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