Published on 18 March 2020
The current climate is uncertain and even as adults it is overwhelming, children may or may not understand what is going on, but they certainly pick up on how we are feeling and acting. Children are the smallest bystanders and sometimes our natural reaction as parents and adults is to try and shield them from what is happening. However by informing children and allowing them to have a voice gives them a sense of understanding and level of control in an uncertain time. Unicef Australia has developed a list of eight tips to help comfort and protect children in times uncertainty. Most importantly, children will do as we do, continue to keep up with healthy hygiene habits, practice mindfulness, eat well and most importantly enjoy the time with each other.