How Jane supported her daughter through Year 12 and unexpected life events

Although Year 12 can be daunting and stressful, there are also a lot of big milestones to look forward to in this last year of school. So, when unexpected life events disrupt their plans at this exciting time, it can be pretty upsetting for students.

When Georgia's Year 12 plans had to change due to COVID-19, Jane was there to support her daughter through the disappointment. Jane shares about how she helped Georgia reframe her mindset when her life didn’t go to plan. She also tells how she practised self-care, to take care of her own wellbeing, while supporting her family through a time of unexpected change.

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Key takeaways from this video:

  • Jane helped Georgia through her disappointments by being a reality checker, while also acknowledging that it can be hard when all your plans suddenly have to change.

  • Jane taught Georgia how to cope with change. She helped her daughter to see that the COVID-19 lockdown was an opportunity to find other ways to achieve her goals.

  • Jane recognised that she needed to prioritise self-care in order to be able to keep supporting her family. For Jane, this included spending time on activities she enjoys, like reading, cooking and sitting in the sun.