If you’re seeing more challenging behaviour from your children, you’re not alone. Lockdown has affected many of the routines children rely on to feel secure, so they may be more anxious than usual. You can help by agreeing new routines and sticking to clear and consistent rules.
The structure and familiarity of routines are calming for children in tough times. It helps them know what’s expected of them.
Set up a rewards system to encourage more of the behaviour you want to see. There are plenty of free or low-cost reward options:
Rewards like these also promote positive family time and shared experiences.
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