SPECIAL REPORT: Parenting Styles - What type of parent are you?

Irrespective of whether your community has experienced many lockdowns or not, the pandemic has touched all of us and impacted families everywhere in some way. Whether it is our ability to participate in special celebrations or travel to visit loved ones, it has proven to be a difficult time - for some more than others.

During this period, SchoolTV has provided families and schools with much needed guidance and information to help support young people. However, the social, economic and psychological impacts over the coming months remain uncertain. Mental health concerns are on the rise, and it is evident that many young people may need some extra support.

To assist your school, we are seeking participation in a short anonymous & aggregated survey. It is intended to act as a barometer on the wellbeing of young people within your community. Since the start of the pandemic, many students have faced adversities and been challenged on many levels. Some parents have reported that their child’s mental health had changed or worsened due to the effects of the pandemic. However, ensuring the mental health and wellbeing of our young people is important for many reasons, one of which is the direct impact it has on educational outcomes.

We encourage all parents and carers to complete the survey below. The information gathered will help your school gauge the state of student wellbeing and enable them to discover where further assistance may be required by focussing on some of the key issues.



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What would you do if another parent tells you that your teenage daughter has a love interest?

Your son’s room is a mess and needs to be cleaned, but he has made plans to play soccer with his friends in the morning. What do you do?

Your daughter borrows your expensive new camera for an excursion and promises to look after it. Upon return it, she tells you that a friend used it and broke it. However, upon closer inspection, it's obvious that it fell into some water. What do you say?
Your 7-year-old son has been acting up at school and his teacher notifies you that he's been hitting other children in the playground. How do you react?

Your 6-year-old daughter is afraid of the dark convinced there's a boogieman hiding under her bed. What do you do?

The family pet has died suddenly and your 9-year-old son is very upset. How do you deal with the situation?
Your usually vibrant and attentive teenage son has become somewhat reclusive and quiet. What do you do?
If my partner made an important decision regarding our children, without discussing it, how would I feel about this?
A police officer brings home your teenage son who skipped school and was caught smoking marijuana. How do you react?
I want my children to:
Your son comes home with newly dyed purple hair. What do you say?