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Being a parent is hard. Being a parent in a pandemic is really hard. 

Watch the first video in our new Parents under Pressure series below:

Our Virtual Chaplain says…

In the Bible there is a verse that reminds us how a hopeful approach can get through any difficulty we face. Even when things get tough, if we keep our focus on hope, it gives us the patient endurance to make it through. There may not feel a lot to feel positive and thankful for right now but finding a sense of hope will give us the confidence to know that a brighter day is coming; and that you and I will be stronger on the other side.

“Even in times of trouble we have a joyful confidence, knowing that our pressures will develop in us patient endurance. And patient endurance will refine our character, and proven character leads us back to hope.” Taken from Romans chapter 5 verses 4-5

In other words, our character gets stronger over time if we keep holding onto hope. So, what are you hopeful for today? Let’s always remember the truth of this quote by Sope Agbelusi who said: “Remember diamonds are created under pressure so hold on, it be your time to shine soon…”

Check out more resources on Hope via the Ethos Blog

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Why not check out our other blog: ‘Parenting in a Pandemic’

Need to talk now? Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need someone to talk to, they will listen. They won’t judge or tell you what to do. Visit their website for how to get in touch today here.

Want to find useful information? Visit the Family Support section on our Ethos website to find a range of links, helplines and support relevant to your circumstances right now.

Need more help? If you relate to a Grace Foundation Partner school, such as ones in the Tove Learning Trust, our Family Support Workers are here to provide advice, support and information to help you make the right decision at the right time to get support for you and your family.  Please contact the Ethos Team in your school today.