Finding Comfort With Family and Friends

Sing this song with a child to help him feel supported and loved.

Listen to the song together. Then tell children that they’re never alone; they have friends, family, and others in the community, such as teachers and doctors, who are there to help them. Talk about how each person helps. Whether it’s big, scary things or little, everyday things that make kids feel sad or scared—helpers are helpers.

A bedroom or another quiet space is a great place for a “Care Corner” with things and photos that remind them of special people in their lives (a card or letter written by a loved one, a shirt that smells like daddy, the blanket they take to sleepovers at Grandma’s house, and so on). Kids can go to this corner to feel comforted. Stuffed animals or dolls belong there, too!