Parenting in a Pandemic: Tips to Keep the Calm at Home

Fear, uncertainty, and being holed up at home to slow the spread of COVID-19 can make it tough for families to keep a sense of calm. But it's important to help children feel safe, keep healthy routines, manage their behavior and build resilience. Here are some tips from the American Academy (AAP) to help your family through the outbreak. ​ Address children's fearsChildren rely on their parents for safety, both physical and emotional. Reassure your children that you are there for them and that your family will get through this together. Answer questions about the pandemic simply & honestly. Talk with children about any frightening news​ they hear. It is OK to say people are getting sick, but say following rules like hand washing and staying home will help your…
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