Support for families about coronavirus

Parentline is offering practical and emotional support to help parents and carers through the uncertainties and challenges of the developing coronavirus situation.

In this section, you’ll find:

  • support about how to talk to children and help them to understand what’s happening
  • advice for structuring your time and managing feelings
  • lots of fun ideas for how to keep children busy and help them learn at home.
Remember, looking after yourself is important and if you need someone to talk to and connect with we are here on 08000 28 22 33 free.

Using co-regulation to help bring calm

As we ease out of lockdown, many children may be feeling confused or anxious. This video by Betsy de Thierry explains the concept of co-regulation, and how we can help children and young people deal with overwhelming and difficult situations through empathy and building emotional connections.