Why are we STILL hearing this story.? My daughter was raped in her hospital bed by someone who knew us. She has spent 4 months as a phsyc patient because this absolute asshole has stolen who she was. She will never work a regular job because complex P T S D will not allow her to. They tell me maybe 3-4 years of hell can be expected. No! I see a lifetime of it for her.
Great article Dan! It’s so important to spend time with your children, reading daily but also chatting and playing. The kitchen floor can stay sticky - your child needs to take priority over that!
As a very experienced teacher I can tell you that the upheavals of this year have impacted on your child in many ways. This is the time to use a challenging situation to build resilience in your precious little human.
I also teach in a Covid hotspot. I have to be on campus at least one or two days depending on the week. As ours is a primary school, the students don’t wear masks and we are not permitted to do so while teaching, but are expected to do so at other times like break or working with colleagues. After 20 odd years in the job I have developed a strong immune system resistant to the Petri dish of germs that is a primary classroom. This year I have caught every bug and been in iso after COVID testing three times - days that came out of my dwindling sick leave.