Supporting our children through stress

As we navigate through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, our children can get stressed, worried and anxious. It is perfectly normal for our children to feel this way, and it is our responsibility as parents, caregivers and our community to provide assurance and support. 

At Pacific Learners, we are committed to providing content that supports our young children. A Māori Whakataukī says ‘Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai’ which means ‘Nurture the seed and it will bloom’

Supporting our children through this period of uncertainty is one of the most important things we can do. In this video, Mrs. Ioane makes a point of calling young Sione who has failed to participate in the class zoom sessions, she takes to opportunity to provide he class some simple ways of coping with stress.


In this video, we highlight 5 practical steps of coping with stress

  1. Understanding it is normal to worry, and the things that worry us don’t last
  2. Talk to someone about what you are worried about, they maybe able to support you while you are going through a stressful time
  3. Be active, and do things that you enjoy
  4. Try and be positive, eat and sleep well
  5. Turn being worried into something that motivates you 
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