Nancy’s Helpful Tips Guidelines for Handling a Crisis
Perhaps you are not religious, so you can recite a poem or make up a prayer with your kids. The act of prayer creates a sense of hope and creates a ritual helps establish a foundation to help your kids heal and process their emotions.
Keep your kids close to you, if that is what they need. If they want to sleep in your bed – suggest a slumber party on the floor of your bedroom.
Respect your child and their feelings! Acknowledge their fears, sadness and needs. Access their emotional state. Monitor their mood and stress level. Look for signs such as trouble falling asleep, nightmares, escalation of fears, loss of appetite, unexplained anger and excess needing to know where you are.
Help Your Children Heal! Give them a way to express their feelings! Give your kids paper and crayons to help them express their thoughts. Or give them modeling clay or playdough to express their emotions.
Take a moment for your Yourself to Breathe and have Gratitude for all that you have in your life. When wecome from a place of Gratitude, life’s journey is a little bit easier.
Most importantly, slow down, Breathe and cherish your family! These are particularly difficult times, but love, nurturing mind & body and remembering to making room for laughter is key!