Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood - Caring Reminders
for Families During Stressful Times

Fred Rogers Productions shares some tips from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on how families, parents, and caregivers can relieve children’s insecurities and fears during these stressful and challenging times.

  • Provide safe ways for children to express their feelings, such as drawing or
    telling stories.

  • Listen carefully to what your children are talking about. Acknowledge their feelings. Give them the words to describe how they feel such as, "It sounds like you’re feeling 'scared,' 'unsure about what's going to happen next,' 'sad,' 'angry'".

  • Remember to be calm and understanding when children are being clingy, whiny, or over active. Helping them regain control of their feelings reassures them that you are keeping them safe.

  • Keep routines as familiar as possible.

  • Minimize children’s exposure to media coverage.

 

Additional Resources

The links below offer information about ways to stay healthy during times of illness and also to help young children navigate new things:

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