Our children’s charity normally focuses on children with cancer and other serious illnesses and health conditions along with their families. But even healthy children are in need of support and consideration during these difficult days.
Your kids are not only having to deal with the disruption Covid-19 has brought to their young lives, but they are also having to deal with the way you react to the pandemic.
“Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say.
The best way to provide your children with the reassurance and stability they need during times of uncertainty, the CDC says, is to be prepared.
You may think your kids are doing just fine – or at least as well as can be expected given the disruption to their classes, their inability to spend time with their friends and the stress your whole family is experiencing – but there are certain warning signs the CDC says you should be on the watch for, including:
The CDC suggests taking the following steps to support your child:
And, be sure to take care of yourself!
If you don’t children at home, perhaps you will consider making a donation to our children’s charity to help those in need.