Parenting During COVID-19

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Parenting is difficult in the best of times, let alone during a pandemic.

The External Factors

The challenges families face are widely different according to class, race and relationship status. This NY Times article offers a stark account of how the “White-Collar Quarantine” spotlights class divide.  But in this article from The Economist, studies indicate that awareness of early childhood development practices are increasingly filtering through across the class divide…. And it’s paying off. If you or your clients are looking for practical tips to help create a more supportive environment at home during this time, Burnabynow.com suggests these 10 strategies.

The Internal Factors

However, underlying all differences, is the mechanism of how parents are triggered when under stress. Frank Anderson’s Resolving the Root Causes of Parental Triggers through IFS webinar gets to the heart of the matter and offers practical interventions that will help you help your clients:

  •  More fully understand and heal their own wounds that their children inevitably evoke
  •  Better set healthy, non-controlling limits
  •  Create a more nurturing family environment

Read full webinar description here.

MORE WEBINARS ON WORKING WITH YOUNGER CLIENTS

If you are working with younger clients, we highly recommend these trainings. NOTE: all webinars are recorded and available for viewing at your convenience.

Helping Children and Young People with Autism During Uncertain Times with Temple Grandin

In this 2-hour webinar, Dr. Grandin discusses her thoughts on the situation today – children returning or not returning to school, uncertain schedules and routines, parents at home or at work, anxieties of a second wave.

Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Online Therapy with Children with Liana

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many child therapists are shifting their clinical practice to online sessions. There are many issues to consider when conducting online therapy but most resources are designed for working with adults. Join Liana and learn how to better work with children online.

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