Response to the Unexpected: Attachment

April 21, 2020 rachelmiley

The recommended and mandated safe responses to the novel coronavirus require most of us to veer out of our normal routines and schedules. Parents are working from home, and children are schooling at home. There are no play dates, lunch with friends or family, trips, or outings. Although these situations can be frustrating and overwhelming, they provide opportunities to refocus on our relationships with our children. In the busyness of our lives, we sometimes lose sight of the importance of parent-child connection. The intense time together during social distancing allows us to take time to revisit the building blocks of attachment, do a bit of review, and practice fine-tuning some of the crucial parts of connection. Below are some articles by Lifeline staff to help you get started:

Eye Contact

Playing to Connect and Heal

Touch

Your Child’s Love Languages

Making Sense of Senses

Please know that members of our Lifeline Children’s Services team are available and ready to answer any questions you might have during this time uncertainty. We also want to remind you that our Parent Coaching services are available by phone or online during the COVID-19 response. Parent Coaching is led by one of our experienced TBRI trained staff members and is intended to help you understand your child’s needs and make a tailored plan for increasing connection in your parenting. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation, visit lifelinechild.org/parent-coaching. Or see lifelinechild.org/lifeline-counseling for information about our counselors.

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