Take Action 5 Things Parents and Caregivers Can Do Today

  1. Talk About COVID-19: Show children it’s okay to feel and express their emotions – and that you offer a safe place to do so. Talk to your children about what they’re feeling, while using age-appropriate language to relay facts and reassure them. 
  2. Talk About Racism: Families and communities everywhere are feeling the impacts of racism. Our friends at Sesame Street in Communities can help you have important conversations about racism with kids. 
  3. Take Care of Yourself: Remember to take care of yourself in order to take care of others – even if it’s just a few minutes to go for a walk. Parenting during the pandemic is hard, but there are tips to help you through.
  4. Practice Mindfulness: Even the littlest ones in your family can use mindfulness to find calm from big emotions. Practice simple breathing and visualization activities as a family to find calm and connection.
  5. Focus on Strengths: Caring adults can inspire kids and help build their resilience by cultivating strengths and talents and helping build self-confidence. Find out how everyday gestures can prevent trauma and help kids heal.

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