Advice for key worker parents
Helping your child adapt to changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic
04 May 2020
Psychologists from the British Psychological Society have produced guidance for key workers and their children on navigating the emotional effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Children are likely to be feeling unsettled by the upheaval of the Coronavirus lockdown, and some may be more worried because of having a parent who is still going to work.
The booklet for parents gives some straightforward tips on how they can help their children to cope, which includes:
- Asking the child questions and talking to them
- Giving the child choices over their time
- Making their routine as consistent as possible, particularly at bedtime
- Helping them to understand and share their feelings
It also provides guidance on finding a balance between work and home life at a time when there are many different things for key worker parents to manage at once.