Parenting in the pandemic: How to help your kids feel safe in a time of unrest

By ParentTV on 20 Mar 2020
Categories: General Parenting

So, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed with all the posts about hygiene and social distancing and self-isolation, right? You may be feeling a bit frustrated at the debate over whether or not our kids should be at school, and whether or not we should be at work, too. It’s hard not having all the answers, and there’s a fair bit of stress and anxiety in our community right now. But, the last thing we want is for our kids to pick up on it and attempt to carry the stress of a pandemic on their little shoulders. We can’t let that happen. 

So, now more than ever, we need to do what we can to help our kids feel safe. We need to step up to our roles as the carers and the leaders, we need to protect and reassure and hold our little ones tightly if they’re feeling scared.

As you already know, we’ve got a pretty excellent team of parenting experts in our ParentTV Rolodex, and, if anyone knows how to help our kids through this time, it’s them. They’ve been hitting the socials hard this week with their best advice and wisdom about how to calm and care for our kids right now and they’ve really come up with the goods. So, to save you time, we’ve rounded up all their advice, distilled it down, and compiled it for you here. 

Make a cuppa, take a moment and equip yourself with everything you need to know about parenting in the pandemic:

With thanks to Dr Vanessa Lapointe, Michelle Mitchell, Jason Gibson, Claire Orange, Maggie Dent and Dr Jodie Lowinger.