In a weekly Zoom hangout series called Moms’ Night In, experts answer your questions about navigating life during a global pandemic. Here’s a recap of our latest one:
Coronavirus and sheltering in place is bringing up BIG feelings for everyone, especially kids. They’re going to school from a laptop, they don’t know when they’ll see their teachers and friends again, graduations and milestone moments are delayed or canceled… How can you help your kids process this world-changing event that is having very real (and unfair) effects on their day-to-day life?
Brandy and Malia explain:
- why it’s important to understand your triggers as well as your children’s when dealing with tantrums;
- how to help your kids articulate what they’re feeling;
- how to manage challenging behaviors while sheltering in place;
- how to model the skills that you want your kids to follow;
- how to make crisis schooling manageable for you and your kids;
- how to parent effectively when you have more than one child, and children of different ages;
- how to deal with behavioral regressions;
- and more!
Watch below and sign up for an upcoming Moms’ Night In event here!
(Note: There are moments where the video freezes—press your arrow keys to fast forward a few seconds to when the video picks back up)
Resources Mentioned In This Video
Todd Parr’s The Feelings Book
Free journal printouts for girls 8-12 years old
Daniel J. Segel’s The Whole Brain Child
Joanna Faber’s How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen
Dr. Shefali Tsabary’s The Conscious Parent
Carolyn Webster-Stratton’s The Incredible Years
Ross W. Greene’s Raising Human Beings
Mark Wolynn’s It Didn’t Start with You