Pandemic and Your Kids
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Thoughts from Becca, our Director of Family and. Holden. Have you caught yourself talking about COVID-19 or watching news updates while your kids are in ear-shot?
I have found myself doing this a few times lately and suddenly catch myself and change the subject. And while we don’t need to (or actually have the ability to) shelter our kids from everything, it is important to be intentional about how we engage with them about what is going on in the world in a way that meets them at their developmental stage and promotes their emotional and mental health & spiritual wellbeing. We may even find that as we take a break from constant updates for them, we are supporting our own souls, too (in fact, I am sure of this).
Keep in mind, this is not a list of “rules” anyone has to follow, but rather, just some ways I am trying to bring intentionality into this uncertain time with my own kids. This is a brand new experience for me as a parent and a family & children’s pastor and I claim no expertise!
I would love to hear what you are doing and learning as you navigate this strange season as a parent. What would you add to this list?