There’s no escaping the news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic these days. Caring for children – including those with special needs -- during this event, which seemingly has no end in sight as of this writing, can be extremely daunting.
Though there’s no denying this difficult time in our history, it’s also helpful to remember that faring well in any crisis is largely about preparedness. And, our reactions to what’s happening around us are actions we can control when there’s little else.
Aside from physical preparations a family may need to undertake, the emotional and psychological trauma of uncertain times can be challenging for children. To help keep youngsters – and yourself – calm during the health crisis, we offer several ideas:
The coronavirus outbreak doesn’t have to be a chaotic, anxious time. Make the best of this time by employing activities and mindsets that can help bring the calm to any mind at any age.