As the weeks are passing, we are in uncertain time for everyone, and children may be impacted by boredom, frustration, fear and anxiety. Here are some tips on how to ensure your children are supported;
Give your children extra attention and reassurance.
Where possible, minimise their exposure to media and social media that may heighten anxiety.
It is important to support them in connecting with their friends through phone calls, texting, video chats, social media.
Acknowledge your own feelings about the situation and let children know it’s okay to share their own feelings.
Include your children in plans and activities around the house.
If you are concerned, seek professional help (earlier if needed). Remember Kids Helpline is also available if kids want someone else to talk to about how they feel.
Kids Helpline – for children that may need support 1800 55 1800