Looking for advice on how to support your child during Covid?
How You Can Provide Support For Your Child During Covid
This year is such a worrying time for everybody! Certainly for our children. As we know, children are especially sensitive to change. This is particularly the case when it is portrayed as such a scary, unknown time!
I see first-hand how the anxieties surrounding Coronavirus effects children. As a result, their concentration and learning undoubtedly and understandably suffer!
From my personal experience, this is my summary of the Top 5 Tips to help reduce your child’s anxiety:
- Talk openly to your child about what is happening.
- Discuss practical tips with your child that you can both actively do to keep yourself safe. For example, washing hands.
- Keep as many regular routines as possible, so that your child feels safe and that things are stable.
- Focus on spending time completing positive activities with your child.
- Encourage your child to think about the things they can do to make them feel safer and less worried.
More support and advice
Below is a link below that I use to help to reduce the worry in some of the children that I have worked with, and continue to work with.
I hope that you also find it helpful too:
How Can I Help To Support Your Child During Covid?
We know as adults that when we worry about something, it effects our focus. When our focus is effected, our understanding of what is happening around us is too. We struggle to take in information that is being relayed to us.
So it is exactly the same with our children!
If not more so, as they may struggle to understand their worries. This on top of schools closing may mean that a lot of children may benefit from some support from a teacher, or a tutor.
Please see my other Blog entry, ‘Online Tutoring Can Help With Catch Up’ to read about how I can offer my support: