Every child responds differently to change. How your child will react to life changes depends heavily on their age and stage of development. Helping children โ€” toddlers and teenagers included โ€” understand new rules, roles and regulations can be difficult, especially when parents might be experiencing their own disruption to routine due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Research tells us that stress is transferable, meaning children can easily pick up on their parent or caregiverโ€™s stress. Make sure to take some time to assess your own feelings and remember that itโ€™s okay not to know all the answers.

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