Being There

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.