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A TOOLKIT FOR COPING WITH KIDS AT HOME DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORTING

Article: Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCov outbreak

Children communicate in different ways depending on their developmental level and their temperament or personality.  Taking the time to try and understand what your child’s behaviour may be communicating (even if it seems like they are misbehaving) will help you be more sensitive to their experience of all the changes COVID-19 brings.  When your child feels understood by you, they are more likely to feel and be calm.  

 

Keep your child’s developmental stage in mind when understanding and supporting them during COVID-19

 

THE YOUNGER CHILD

Article: Supporting young children (0-6) isolated due to coronavirus (COVID-19) by John and Howard Osofsky

THE OLDER CHILD

Article: Supporting teenagers and young adults during the coronavirus crisis by Child Mind Institute

Article: How to help teens shelter in place by Greater Good at UC Berkeley

ALL AGES

 

Table extracted from Fact Sheet: Parent/caregiver guide to helping families cope with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network 

Summary of some reactions children may have according to their age, along with corresponding suggestions regarding what you can do to help your child cope

UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHILD THROUGH DRAWING

Workbook: #FromFearToHope, A parent’s guide to supporting children’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

by Dr. Tanya Cotler

 

Workbook: COVIBOOK Supporting and reassuring children around the world by Manuela Molina 

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