The COVID-19 pandemic has created an infinite number of challenges for families and their children. It has impacted work for adults, and the education of children. It has also added stress to families because routines have been interrupted and many social activities have either changed significantly or been canceled entirely. Despite the challenges, it remains very important that families focus on maintaining their social-emotional health and the social-emotional well-being of their children.
What is social-emotional health? Social-emotional health is generally considered to include a person’s ability to:
Being able to manage emotions, reactions, and relationships is important for people of all ages. Because it applies to adults and children, managing social-emotional health can be an activity for the whole family! Please see the strategies below that can help your family’s wellbeing. If one or more of them catch your attention, be sure to click the attached link to learn more!
Managing the social-emotional health of yourself and your child is critical. The strategies above can support the social-emotional needs of the whole family are being met. It a challenging time for everyone, but there are activities that can help! Give one of the ideas above a try today!