Dear Parents, life is the best teacher. Pete knows that. He was a teacher for decades and tells of being in a lockdown with children. He knows how to ease fears and help children make sense of their world. Right now is a good time to read his story and advice. Thank you, Pete!
One of the things about life is that experience is often the best teacher. While most of us have endured plenty of personal challenges in our lives, the COVID-19 virus is brand new to us all. It has taken what is normal and turned it upside down.
Children often looked to trusted adults when they are feeling anxious and uncertain. While I generally believe in being honest and straightforward with children, I think I would try to project a positive, in control attitude, even as I deal with my anxiety about this current health scare. Quite naturally, they are going to have many of the same concerns that adults have. How long is this going to last? When can I see my friends again? Am I going to die? Are things ever going to get back to normal? You must take on these issues head-on instead of acting like they…
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