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Parenting Tips

Posted at 1:37 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 13:37:12-04

It's tough to be a parent and navigate your child through these difficult times. Parenting expert Reena B. Patel has some great tips.

Give yourself grace for now, and readjust expectations for you and your child. Times are different, and change can be hard. Allow time for the transition.

Help your kids understand why hand washing and other self hygiene behaviors are so important. Sing while washing to make sure they're washing for the full time. Happy Birthday or a a favorite song work well.

Unplug you and your child from screens. news, and social media for part of the day.

Talk to them about the coronavirus on their level. Ask what they already know about it, and stress that they are safe and protected and that healthcare workers and scientists are working hard to keep us all safe.

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