Deana and Kira talk with Deana’s son Marc and Kira’s kids Rhys and Rhiannon to get their perspective on life in quarantine and doing school at home. Together they share what is working, what is not, and what they want parents to know about how to love them well at this time.
Also discussed: the anxiety kids might be facing as they re-enter into the world this summer. For some extra tips and tools, check out our Parenting Anxious Kids online program!
Kira and Deana answer some listener questions about how to parent well during the COVID crisis. Questions include “What is the long term impact of this on our kids?” and “How do I differentiate between the days?” Deana also shares a great acronym (GIVE) that can help parents focus on what they can be doing to support their children right now.
Kira and Deana share ways to keep your cool when parenting pushes you to the limits. They discuss the negative impacts on that regular yelling can have on children as well as ways to think and behave differently in order to prevent explosive feelings. And, in the event parents still yell (which happens to the best of us!) they share ways to repair with kids and heal any hurt it may have caused.
Kira and Deana have a real and ridiculous conversation about what it is like to be in the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak in Washington State. Schools are closed, they are recording from separate locations, and both of them are in the midst of chaos. Together they talk about the situation, tips for parents who have had their world turned upside down, and they also have a random conversation about God, faith and apathy, because…it’s bananas!
Kira and Deana discuss how to talk with kids about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what those conversations might look like. They provide tools and tips for keeping facts above fear, creating a sense of empowerment, and how to tailor your conversation to your unique child.