How to manage the well-being of our children?

A message from the Sunnyside Club ☀️

I know that this historical period is not easy. The schools are closed, the parents are struggling, the teachers feel lost and we, as therapist, need to be always available for our clients. More than ever.

But let’s be honest: we all miss doing our sessions and I really miss doing my social club with my colleague, Serena.

That’s why we both want to share some tips with you.

📅 Maintain an everyday school routine.
This will help you to adapt more quickly to this current reality. Create clear distinctions between work and non-work time, use a visual timetable to help your child to understand what is expected.

🗣️Talk to your child clearly.
Sometimes we tend to hide things from children thinking that this is the right way to keep them safe. This is understandable but absolutely unfair as our children have the right to know what’s happening.
When your child wants to talk, stop what you are doing and listen carefully. Let him know that it is OK to be worried. Talking, reading books, watching videos or drawing can help children get in touch with their feelings.

👨‍👩‍👦Keep connections.
Even the most introverted of us need some sense of connection to others for our mental as well as our physical health. Call your family and friends, share feelings and frustration and offer your child the  possibility to do the same.
We are in social isolation, but we don’t need to feel alone.

💪 Be positive and strong.
Always remember that you are stronger than you think and you are copying with more than usual right now so be proud of yourself.

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