Empowering Parents - A Resource Guide

6 ways the COVID crisis can help children build strengths and skills

The COVID-19 crisis has caused lots of stress, disruption, and loss for children and families and on-line learning has had a major impact. While some kids have thrived, others have struggled.

But the pandemic has also created opportunities.


Keep reading to see how the pandemic can help kids build strengths and skills.  continue reading 

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Serve And Return
When an infant or young child babbles, gestures, or cries, and an adult responds appropriately with eye contact, words, or a hug, neural connections are built and strengthened in the child’s brain that support the development of communication and social skills.

When caregivers are sensitive and responsive to a child’s signals and needs, they provide an environment rich in serve and return experiences. The video on the left explains it

Expectations or Memories

The most important thing that parents have to give their children is unconditional love and childhood memories filled with parent kindness.

Creating memories, not expectations kids can flourish in their lives. We all are familiar with expectations. Expectations laid on us once to succeed in life. Without noticing we transfer these expectations on our children. But do high expectations help our children to succeed in life?  Listen to the video on the right.

Unleash The Mum Guilt    
Motherhood comes with many moments of joy and happiness.

However, sometimes Moms feel like they haven't quite done enough. Educator and author Tiffany Stallings describes strategies that busy Moms can use to let go of the "Mom guilt" that they often feel.. 

Listen to her as she speaks about her own guilt and helps us to unleash the 'Mum guilt' by changing the mindset.