Help children and youth become stronger and more resilient for all of life’s challenges
After a holiday season that called for us all to connect and celebrate differently, we’re getting settled back into our new “normal.” Even with hope on the horizon, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge us.
Many people continue to face employment, financial, and mental health difficulties, and children and youth are struggling too. They aren’t able to get together with friends or take part in activities that normally boost their spirits. And, they are being exposed to negative and shocking stories dominating the media right now. This can be stressful for anyone, but especially children. We know that the experiences we have in the early years of our lives impact the way our brains develop, meaning that children can be highly vulnerable to the impacts of stress.
Since the start of the pandemic, 71% of youth have reported feeling more anxious. And right now, as frosty temperatures beckon them indoors and the year remains largely uncertain, they may still be feeling stressed or overwhelmed. But with the right support, kids can be as resilient as they are vulnerable.
To help the young people in your life push past tough times, we have six great tips to share. Whether you’re a new parent or a seasoned caregiver, it’s a gentle reminder to go back to the basics to support children and consider where there’s room for improvement. After all, no one’s perfect and we’re all doing our best!
Watch and learn six tips to help kids cope in tough times:
Practice your supportive skills
Want to learn more about supporting children and youth with their well-being? Our free online Natural Supports Simulation can help you grow your skills.
Thanks for helping our youngest generation cope with tough times and grow up strong and resilient.
United, we make the biggest difference for kids!