This pandemic has brought forth many unexpected changes in children's lives' including transitions to online learning, not seeing their friends, having to stay home, etc. Now that this feels like it is our new normal, it's important to acknowledge the positive behaviors and their willingness to adjust to these changes.
Expressing appreciation can be helpful and bring positivity and good energy into your home. For example, “I really appreciate that you’re still working hard in school even though it’s online and different than what you’re used to” can be a simple way to show praise but also allow your child to feel good about their actions. This all leads to more open communication.