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Helping Others Begins With Caring for Yourself

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The world is experiencing so much uncertainty, and so much disruption of our lives right now. As parents may be assuming a different role from what they have been accustomed – and different, possibly, from what they feel prepared for, in caring for their children all day long, at home – it will be important for them to attend to some self-care. 

Helping Your Child

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Young children may have many questions for their parents and caregivers.  Whether or not parents have had a conversation with their child about the virus, they shouldn’t underestimate what their child has absorbed from overhearing news broadcasts and the conversations of the adults around them.  It’s wise to begin with what the child knows. 

Helping Infants and Toddlers

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Infants and toddlers, especially, need the security of a consistent routine for meals, naps, and bedtime. They need very simple explanations for the necessary differences in their daily routine.

The Importance of Morning Transitions

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Morning drop-off can feel hard for both children and their parents. Often, parents dread this part of the morning. Leaving a crying or unsettled child does not feel good. As hard as it may be for parents, we also know that morning drop off sets the tone for a child’s entire day. Over time, parents can expect this part of the day to run smoother but there are some ways to ease the stress.

Helping Children Process Traumatic Events

Monday, August 12, 2019

The traumatic events over the past few weeks have been difficult to process. We can try to shield children from the news and current events; however they hear and see more than we think! What can we do to reassure children that they are safe? How can we explain what is going on in the world and why? Below are some tips from The Child Mind Institute. Remember that you as parents and caregivers provide consistency and safety for your children. We at Children, Inc. are here to support you with th

 

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