Gordon Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1SA, UK



SS Peter and Paul's Catholic Primary School

'We show our love for God in the way we treat each other. Together we follow Jesus by learning and sharing our gifts'

Supporting your child

There are lots of ways in which you can support your child with their emotional well-being, but the most important way is to find the time to talk to them and listen to their concerns.  These kinds of conversations can be difficult to start so below are a list of questions produced by the charity YoungMinds to help you start conversations with your child.   Click here to print off the questions.

  • Who are the people you feel safe with?
  • If you could change anything in your life what would it be?
  • Do you have any worries about starting a new school?
  • What are you most dreading this week?
  • Is there anything you want to talk about?
  • What difficulties are you facing now?
  • What are you most looking forward to this week?
  • How do you feel about things changing?
  • When was the last time you were very happy?
  • What can I do to help?
  • It's okay to keep some stuff private, but did you want to tell me more about *insert subject*
  • Is there a lot of picking on people at your school?
  • What makes you feel calm?
  • I can tell that you really like *insert video game/app/tv show/fossil collection*, what about it do you love so much?
  • How are you coping since your dad/mum died?
  • Is there anyone who is upsetting you?
  • Where is a place you feel safe?
  • What are you worried about when you lie in bed and can't sleep?
  • How do you feel about growing up ?  What's exciting, what's scary?