Information for Parents

It is incredibly difficult being the parent or carer of a teenager or practicing teenager:

 

- We're supposed to have all the answers and yet no-one has given us a rule book.  

- We just think we've got the hang of it and then our next teenager behaves in a completely different way.

- Things are different now to when most of us were teenagers - social media can have a huge impact.

 

Don't be alone, if you have worries or concerns about your child talk to their tutor 

Self-Harm

IT CAN BE HARD TO SPOT THE SIGNS OF SELF-HARM DUE TO THE SECRECY OF THE ACT, HOWEVER SIGNS TO LOOK OUT FOR INCLUDE:

- Child wearing long sleeved tops in hot weather or PE lessons.

- Spending all of their time in their bedrooms

- Unexplained scratches/bruises/burns on arms & legs

- Low mood, tearfulness or a general lack of motivation or interest in anything

- Changes in eating habits - unusual weight gain/loss

- Signs of low self-esteem - blaming themselves/thinking they are not good enough

- Alcohol or drug misuse

If you are worried about your child (don't get angry) take them to the doctor or contact the school.  

Mrs King has information on self-harm for pupils and carers if you need it.