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:
Kerry's Place - (FFS) All About You- A Support Group For Siblings - Online
The All About You is an online support group for children, aged 8-12, with a sibling who has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This group will offer interactive activities to create a fun space focused on them and their interests.
Kinark - Family Social Time: Magic Show Night - Online
Bring a family magic trick and show us! We will show you some cool new ones too.
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