Day One is nearly done if we’re talking about school hours.
Be truthful, “How was it?!”
You may or may not have children but we are all in ‘Isolation’ and it will affect us all, in different ways.
For me, I’ve isolated by default. Mainly working from home and my children away at university, it’s just me and the cats… oh, and the crows!!
My work, however, has been turned upside down.
In the whole, I work face-to-face with children and families, frequently meeting in their own homes or attending meetings at school.
Building trust face-to-face is at the very heart of what I do. Enabling children and parents, to really get a sense of me and who I am before we even start our work together. This approach has been fundamental to the services I provide.
It’s time to think out-of-the-box, it’s time to fall in love with online connecting and sessions. A little more creativity will need to come into play but with ideas up my sleeve I’m well underway and I will make it work…
Why, because my clients and that may even include you, need me to.
My work ethics and values will not change, I’ll just have to work a little harder to gain your trust and bring about the right provision.
Anyone of you reading this could potentially be my client, so having asked the question of ‘How was your day’, I’m going to ask,
“How are you?” and “How are your children doing?”
As the weeks go on, I implore you to keep a very close check on, not only your children’s mental health and well-being but yours as well.
Is the reality of being isolated and for some, alone, beginning to sink in? Being out of routine, struggling with being in the same proximity as your partner, your children, your pets and maybe, even your in-laws.
It’s one thing to go on holiday together for a fortnight but it’s going to be a whole new ball game adjusting to sharing life in such a different way. Keep an eye out for changes in behaviour, are they or you showing signs of stress, are you even sure what to look out for?
My offer to you is this. If you need to talk, share your concerns or to just bounce some ideas around, give me a call. If your children are struggling and finding it hard to cope, my offer is the same…
Give me a call.