Parent Club is here to help in Argyll and Bute

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Keep being kind to yourself is just one of the messages  being shared by a new online parent club to keep families well during the coronavirus challenge.

The Scottish Government’s Parent Club ‘Here For You’ campaign is encouraging parents and carers to look after themselves as they juggle the additional pressure being placed on them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

From homeschooling to keeping on top of the housework and trying to keep the kids entertained and fed, there is a lot to deal with.

Parent Club is a digital information resource, support hub and online community offering practical advice and support for parents and carers in Argyll and Bute and across the rest of Scotland.

From mental health advice, tips for play and learning at home, keeping active and eating well to talking to your kids about coronavirus, advice comes from the trusted voices of other parents and is backed by experts and the Scottish Government.

Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills John Swinney said: ‘We know it’s an extremely challenging time for parents and carers. What is being asked of you is not easy, but just being there for your family is all that really matters – so take each day as it comes and enjoy the little moments.

‘I want to thank parents and carers for their continued support during this difficult time. I am sure that Parent Club’s free online resources and community will be a useful source of guidance in the weeks to come. By working together and supporting each other, we will get through this.’

To find out more and get help to make the day a little easier, visit parentclub.scot/coronavirus, and follow @ParentClubScotland on Facebook and @parentclubscot on Twitter.