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As the pandemic’s lockdown has continued and we move into the fall season, we continue to feel our resolve tested and our stress levels raised. Very young children have also felt this stress.
So, as parents and guardians return to work and children return to their care settings, special attention must to be paid to the social emotional needs resulting from both the pandemic and the return to the new realities we all face. Responding to this need, Connected Beginnings Training Institute (CBTI) is offering a training for professionals serving very young children and their families in order to prepare for the ways in which social emotional wellness can be addressed as programs open their doors once again. Read more…
In this interview with UNICEF, psychologist Lisa Damour shares her thoughts on parenting issues that may be coming up across the age groups during this time of such disruption. One highlight:
“Here’s the bottom line: Kids need predictability — as much predictability as you can offer in a situation like this. So don’t wake up every day and figure out the schedule. Try a schedule, or maybe try a provisional one for a week as a family and then review it at the end of the week.” Dr. Lisa Damour.
As the first weeks of our experience with COVID-19 pass, our initial ideas and plans for coping have been tested. Some of us have received far too much advice and resources, to the point of feeling overwhelmed. Others have felt isolated and perhaps as if their needs are not being addressed or understood. And of course, on any given day, we can feel somewhere between those two realities.
With so much to think about, Connected Beginnings would like to offer some support on staying emotionally well during this stressful time, for the families we serve and the families we call are own.
Please feel free to be in contact with any needs or concerns we may be able to help you address.
Stay safe. Stay Well.
Mary Watson Avery