April 28, 2020 Healthy Parenting During COVID-19 and Beyond: Tips from the World Health Organization
As we quarantine together, our days indoors are filled with all the necessary activities and living normally done out in the world of social and work life groups. Parents are now called to fulfill every important role in our children’s lives: Caregiver, educator, playmate, and very critically child protector. It can be extremely challenging, but to quote Samantha Bee, "Dear Parents: You're Doing Better than You Think."
"During this period of upheaval, you have to show yourself some grace. You have to forgive yourself for doing a very bad job. Our children are supposed to rebel against us. They’re supposed to hate everything we say to them. They’re supposed to have a long period when they don’t listen to us. All of this makes it very difficult when their education depends on us. It really flouts all natural laws."For her full article in TIME Magazine, click here.
Be Willing to Talk. Honesty and Openness Protect Our Children
The World Health Organization has created a very helpful chart with tips to help parents talk to their children about COVID-19.
It is really a great resource for talking to children about everything, including abuse.
Now More Than Ever, We Are Looking for Our Helpers
As the world comes together to face the COVID-19 pandemic, child abuse prevention efforts are more urgent than ever. We are very aware of the financial insecurity that everyone is experiencing but hope to be able to continue our longstanding commitment to supporting prevention services within a wide range of communities. If you are able to donate even a small amount at this time, your financial contribution makes a huge difference in the life of a child.