PARENTING DURING COVID-19
During this time, it is understandable for children to have questions or express concern about the COVID-19 virus. As parents, teachers or caregivers, it is important to stay informed and communicate in age-appropriate ways that address children’s questions and helps them take steps to keep themselves and others healthy.
The Parenting in a Pandemic Q & A Panel will be available via livestream, FREE to the public on a weekly basis on Thursdays, from 7-8 pm Pacific time. Join Gordon Neufeld, Deborah MacNamara and Tamara Strijack as they address your questions from an attachment-based developmental approach.
It can be difficult to know how to talk to your child about COVID-19 – how much should you share with them? What if they ask a question you don’t know the answer to? Starting the conversation is a great first step, as it lets your child know you are someone they can talk to about this.
The world is coping with the unprecedented crisis of the corona virus pandemic. The pandemic itself and governments’ responses to it have had a significant impact on children around the world. There is a heightened need to support children’s right to play at this time, so the International Play Association (IPA) has developed the IPA Play in Crisis: Support for Parents and Carers resources.
The Internet can be a rich source of information on child and youth health. But it isn’t always clear whether the information is reliable.
Suggestions for parents and caregivers to keep their children learning at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As parents before COVID-19, we were supporting our children’s learning, ensuring they were eating “the right” foods, getting enough sleep, not hurting themselves or others, and not having too much screen time.
Few of us ever imagined a situation as pervasive and scary as the Coronavirus pandemic, but I have hope that we can turn this crisis into a unique opportunity for our children and for us to build the special kind of resilience that comes from facing adversity.