As you go through changes, make sure to be there and support each other as a team.
Children are challenged by transitions as much as grown-ups. It’s important to come together as a team! Watch the video together, then talk about the strengths and challenges they have.
- Watch kids closely for signs they are having difficulty.
- Reassure your children that you love them no matter what. Remind them that there will be good days and harder days, but that you will always be there for them.
- Encourage open and honest conversation. You can provide prompts, such as, “I felt bad because . . . ” or “I was scared when . . .” or “I’m worried about . . .”
- Make sure to give children your complete focus when you talk. Put your cell phones and other devices aside!
- Be patient and show compassion.
Moving as a family is great self-care, and can be easy and fun.
Being Still and Quiet
Self-care can be as easy as creating a little quiet.
Keep It Simple
Sometimes self-care means choosing the easier way to do things.
What Went Well?
Self-care can be as easy as finding little wins throughout the day.
Healthy eating is a great form of self-care, especially if you have a plan.
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