Parents and caregivers are essential in helping children make sense of what’s happening and it’s important to have conversations that are as open and honest as possible.
Providing information that is truthful and age-appropriate to help children understand what’s happening can ease anxiety.
Making yourself available to openly talk and answer questions will help children feel more secure and calm during these challenging times. Remember to talk to them constructively and in a way that invites or encourages an open dialogue. Also remember, this has rocked their world as well and they too are facing inconsistencies and the unknown. Kids thrive in routine and knowing what to expect. Times are very different right now, they need you to be their rock.