How can I be a good parent during coronavirus?

How can I be a good parent during coronavirus?

How can you be a good parent during the coronavirus outbreak? Child clinical psychologist Dr. Ali Mattu explains the 5 lessons he’s learned about parenting in a pandemic.


0:12 – What it feels like to be a parent during the pandemic.
1:36 – This is a developmental milestone for you and your kid.
2:42 – We have to teach our kids how to be safe during the pandemic.
4:23 – Create routines to anchor the morning, afternoon, and evening.
5:35 – Make space to help your child understand what they are feeling, communicate their feelings, and get the help they need.
7:23 – Be compassionate to yourself. Humans are not built to raise children while isolated from their larger communities.

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Learn more:
* Dear Therapist: What’s Your Advice to Parents Whose Kids Are Stuck at Home During the Coronavirus Lockdowns?
* Parents Are Not Ok:
* Helping Teens Cope with the Impacts of and Restrictions Related to COVID-19:
* The Pandemic Toolkit Parents Need:
* 7 Guiding Principles For Parents Teaching From Home:
* Special needs parents in survival mode:
* Parenting When the Family Is Locked Inside:
* Single Parents Are Struggling, but Enduring, Through the Pandemic:
* Parenting During Coronavirus: You Are Enough:
* Work, teach, repeat: How working parents are coping under coronavirus:
* Coronavirus: How can parents help with home schooling?

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