Kid Solutions to Coping with COVID
"Back-to-school" means something dramatically different this fall, but coping well with changes requires discussing them together as a family. After school, ask the kids how things are going, but expect the usual "hmm ... fine."
To identify hidden worries, like bullying or social skills gaps that are causing distress, use open-ended questions that can’t be answered with yes, no, or fine. Work on solutions together. Try brainstorming as a family or a group, or one on one with your child. You’ll be surprised at the solutions kids imagine for solving their problems, ones that fit perfectly with their circumstances.
Keith Stein |