On Family:
Keep Calm

Keep Calm

The Idea

With the whole family at home, juggling work, homeschooling, meals, at-home activities, and more, it's easy to become overwhelmed. Reminding ourselves that this season is a big adjustment for everyone is comforting. Trying to stay calm during the chaos is a process—it doesn't happen overnight—and when we begin to accept this time as a process, we can start to see the positive.

Things To Think About

  1. How we manage anxiety has a big impact on our kids. For moments when we catch ourselves feeling worried, be aware of our kids being able to pick up on our words and body language.
  2. Make time for breaks regularly, some on your own and some with the kids. Consider involving movement like tossing a ball or having a pillow fight.
  3. Limiting our consumption of news as a whole family. Alternatively, share content about nature, baking, crafts or art.
  4. Keep in touch with the kids' friends, and family, too. Helping them feel less alone and helps them feel close to the people they love. Maybe have their aunt read a bedtime story, or set up virtual play dates with one of their friends.
  5. Planning ahead is one of the best things we can do for ourselves and our kids. Think about a few scenarios and a plan of action for our mental readiness.

Tools that can help

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