Helping kids stay busy, stimulated, and positive while creating an environment that allows them to feel safe and protected can be challenging. A team of child trauma experts at Child Trends have listed several recommendations for supporting the emotional well-being of children during high stress periods. They highlight “3 R’s” for parents to use as guidelines for maintaining structure in the household: Reassurance, Routines, and Regulation. Here are some examples of activities and resources parents can use to implement the 3 R’s into their own home to keep their children’s activity levels high and stress levels low!
Content excerpted from our blog post, Maintaining Wellness in Crisis: Boosting Children’s Emotional Health. The full text of the infographic and more are available in that blog post.