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.
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.
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