Our kids are feeling down and as parents we want to make it right. We can’t change the pandemic but there are measures we can take at home to help our children maintain their best mental health as we adjust to our “new normal”.
Having empathy means that you understand and accept how another person is feeling. When we have empathy for our kids, they feel heard and understood. Empathy is not about fixing the situation or solving a problem; it’s about listening to our kids and letting them share their thoughts and feelings. It sounds easy, but many parents have a hard time listening to kids talk without interrupting, correcting or offering suggestions. To be empathic, all you need to do is:
CTN Virtual SibShops - Online
Sibshops is an exciting program for brothers and sisters of kids with special needs, age 8-13 years old.
Kerry's Place - (FFS) Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder - Online
This live webinar is for family members and caregivers who want to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Common characteristics of ASD, possible strengths, needs, learning styles and profiles of persons with ASD will be introduced as well as effective strategies to support your child or loved one.
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