“Focus on what’s working”
“Create soothing spaces”
“Support kids’ friendships”
“Have open and honest conversations”
“Build a hopeful vision of the future”
As the pandemic continues, children are still mostly at home. Summer activities are canceled or up in the air, and many children are suffering confusion and stress. Parents may be stressed themselves, but there are ways to help kids feel better. During the first few weeks of staying at home, Maryam Jernigan-Noesi’s 4-year-old son Carter was excited.