Teens don’t want us to tell them it will be ok or to just move on, they want more than that. We won’t really know what that means for the individual young people we work with until we ask them.
As parents navigating a constantly changing environment, the one thing we know is certain is the relationship with our children. Rosalind will use her brand new publication The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents to give parents concrete skills to support the social, emotional, and educational needs of our children.
With COVID 19 surging around the world, the only thing certain right about being a parent is uncertainty. Your children’s school may have started out 100% virtual, then went hybrid and now may be returning back to entirely online, or not. It’s enough to try the patience of even the most level headed parent and kids.
Parenting has always had its challenges but now it can feel overwhelming. How do you support your child during this time when nothing is certain? How do you support your child when you are struggling as well?
As parents, we have to acknowledge the complexity of friendships right now and understand that they may look drastically different than we would like.
One of the most crucial skills we can model for the young people in our lives is emotional intelligence. However, many of us were not explicitly taught emotional regulation skills and often feel like we are at the mercy of the many emotions swirling throughout our homes.
Using dignity as a framework to navigate conflict and analyze behavior requires a radical shift in thinking. Here’s how we start.
We can all get overwhelmed by our emotions, especially during these challenging times. We need tools to manage ourselves and our relationships with our children.
No parent can manage their lives perfectly. It wasn’t possible before covid-19 — despite our curated social media posts to the contrary — and it’s not possible now. Trying to be the perfect parent has always distracted us from being the parents our children need us to be: people who can acknowledge our struggles and mistakes with messy grace.
How can we help prevent and respond to the misinformation and xenophobic bullying while Coronavirus is a constant topic of conversation and anxiety?