Even though you may not always feel like it, you symbolize the ultimate safe place to your child. No matter how stormy or crazy this pandemic gets, you will always be the rock of safety and grounding for them.
Sharing your own fears and concerns with your child serves no purpose for your child!
As a matter of fact, it may increase the stress levels he or she experiences. In truth, there is little your child can do to comfort you, balance you, reassure you, or even change reality. But this does not mean that you should avoid speaking about the quarantine or the virus.
Be open for questions and conversations. It is important for your child to be able to share his or her thoughts and fears with you. Keeping the communications going will allow you to correct distortions if and where they exist. There is a twofold benefit to this- you will know what worries your child AND your child will know that they can trust and share with you their fears, even if it makes little sense.
As you know, our anxiety does not have to make sense. It does not predict the future or prevent anything from happening. Often, simply sharing with a loved one and knowing that you were heard will in itself relieve some of your tensions and fears.
Should you or your child be overwhelmed by fears and anxieties and are unable to regulate or return to your normal baseline, it may be time to reach out for professional help.
It is difficult to mitigate this yourself; you don’t have to do this alone – I am here to help.
Make your virtual appointment today. Because your Happiness matters.