When the UK eases the coronavirus lockdown and families start to adjust to a ‘new normal’, it may be overwhelming or scary for your child. This is completely understandable – and there are ways you can help.
Here’s how to to help prepare your child as we emerge from the lockdown.
You may have been talking to your children about coronavirus and lockdown right from the start. Take time to find out how they’re feeling and what they’re thinking. Let them know it’s OK to feel scared or a bit unsure.
We might not know the answers to all of their questions, but just talking things through can help them to feel calmer.
Teach your child to do simple breathing exercises to ‘help calm the butterflies in your tummy’ (or use the phrase you usually use about jittery nervous tummies).
Helpful exercises for children are:
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