Self-care is an essential life skill which encourages positive feelings, boosts one's confidence and benefits our overall health and wellness.
Children are encouraged to learn self-care skills from a young age, as not only will they gain independence but also build healthy self-esteem which is necessary for their future wellbeing.
Sadly, the pandemic and Victoria's ongoing lockdowns continue to disrupt the education and daily lives of our children. According to the online survey COVID-19 Unmasked, children who experienced the second lockdown in Victoria were two-to-five times more likely to show emotional and behavioural difficulties than children in the other states. Parents also reported that 28 per cent of children were clingier and 36 per cent demanded more attention and support.
Such findings inspired Sue Glasser, the founder of Paperclip Professional Organisers, to create a virtual self-care program specifically for primary school-aged kids.
With many children spending more time at home, Sue thought it would be beneficial for kids to focus on their wellbeing and develop important skills such as time management, organisation and indeed, self-care.
Sue notes that self-care and self-love go hand in hand; taking time to do the things we enjoy and away from screens. This 1 hour Self-Care for Kids session can be enjoyed and facilitated with the help of parents, grandparents, older siblings, au pairs or caregivers.
The program can be completed on the device of your choice at a convenient time for you and consists of:
Help your child develop their mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing with this exclusive fun self-care program in the comfort of your home. It is an investment in your children's wellbeing into the future.
Find out more about Sue and her exclusive range of workshops at paperclippo.com.au