Photo © CobrisAs you adjust to new situations, it is natural to feel concerned about how your children are coping with change. You can help comfort everyone by involving the entire family as you prepare for and carry out any changes. Most importantly, you and your family can find new ways to meet your material and emotional needs and spend quality time together.
Children are comforted by knowing what to expect throughout the day, especially during times of financial change.
You can help empower the members of your family by giving each of them a special job to do. Together create a list of jobs that your children can do to help out.
*Keep in mind that children should still be children. It is important to balance their time helping the family with playtime activities or quiet time.
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Families Stand Together™ developed by Sesame Workshop, with generous support from CPB.