Health and Wellbeing, Peer support

Managing Expectations

As parents or carers it is our natural instinct to protect our children. If they are ill we do our best to make them better. If they hurt themselves we try to take their pain away. We mend, we fix, we offer cuddles and reassurance until things are better and forgotten about. When our children are struggling with their mental health, that desire to fix things for them and make them feel better doesn't change.