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How you feeling? What have you done today? What’s up with you? Don’t be coming out of school being

Mentoring for school age children

mike@mikeogden.uk


How you feeling? What have you done today? What’s up with you?

Don’t be coming out of school being all moody with me.


What questions do you ask you child at the end of the school day? Is your child often grumpy or moody after school? Although a good sleep routine and balanced diet are important for your child to get through the day, there are other factors to consider too. A school day can provide lots of stimulation, expectations and pressures causing sensory overload. A child coming out of school can be like opening a fizzy drink that has been shook up, all their emotions, confusions and frustrations are released, and you get the brunt of it. Equally the opposite can happen, children can withdraw and become subdued and distant.


When people ask you questions, like the ones above, can you always answer them? Do you always know how you are feeling? It can be hard sometimes to understand how you are feeling and then explain it with words. How often have you said, ‘yeah am OK’? Children may not realise that what they are feeling physically is a result of how they are feeling mentally and emotionally. They might feel that they just can’t be bothered to explain how they feel.


So, are there some quick fixes to lets us know how they are feeling? Well, yes there is.


Below are some products I use or have used when working with young people. They allow a quick in-site in how they are doing.




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