It’s normal for your child to be finding things difficult during the pandemic. They might be worried or anxious about their own or other people’s health, as well as what the future will be like. It is also normal if, as a parent, you are feeling some of the same things. You and your child have lived through so much uncertainty and change.
Even though things may be incredibly difficult for you right now, there are things you can do to support your child if they are feeling worried or anxious. It’s important to let them know that it’s okay to feel however they feel and keep communication with them as open as you can. Below are some of our tips on how to start that conversation, as well as activities and strategies that can help your child voice their worries.
Read our guide to supporting your child with anxiety, with advice on how you can help your child manage anxiety, and the services available for you to get further help.