Tips for School Students, Teachers & Families
Quality Family time
Spend time by playing with family on board games, antakshari, other indoor games, music and crafts.
Learning can be fun
Creative thinking can go beyond the academic learning by participating in household chores, supporting younger siblings and parents.
Interactive Online classes
Support teachers in academic learning which will go a long way for enriching the utility and productivity of these times.
Empower Adolescent Peer Support
Come forth to be a peer educator/mentor by initiating and innovating online based peer support programs on life skills enrichments.
Learning with Life Skills
Encourage children to read and exchange things they have read or learnt beyond textbooks.
Engage in Playful Activities
Drawing/painting or story telling can help them express their feelings in a safe and supportive environment which can release emotions like fear or anxiety.
Provide Support and Attention
Seek guidance from the school principal/counsellor or special educators about your child with special needs and contact the local medical authority, if needed.
Motivate children to write about new skills and positive stories they have developed being at home and how they are spending their time with family.
Actively listen to children’s difficulties, clarifying doubts, reassuring them, generating hope and providing emotional support in resolving issues.
Be a Role Model
Children are very perceptive and closely observe your actions. Parents can support by managing their own stressors so that they can be role models.
Set time for sleep, waking up, healthy balanced diet, learning and playtime as structured schedule to stay focused and motivated.
Provide Authentic Information
Discuss facts about covid-19 and share facts which will help in reducing fear and distinguishing them from myths & rumours.
Tips for University/College Students, Faculty/Teachers & Families
In these times of uncertainty, focus on what you can control and take care of yourself to stay healthy
Use Healthy Coping
Plan for your next goal, learn new skills or connect with friends and family
Acknowledge your feelings
It is normal to feel anxious or worried. Recognize your feelings and express them with someone you trust to feel better
Support your students
Send positive messages and connect with your students. Extend emotional support if needed.
Care and Share
Care for yourself and your family and reach out to friends, colleagues and your family to relieve any stress
Identify professional support
Familiarise yourself with available counseling services for students in campus, online or over phone
Validate their feelings
Support your ward and empathise with their feelings
Provide Active Support
Interact with your ward and reassure them that you are there for them
Improvise daily schedule
Engage in pleasant indoor activities like games and music with all family members.