When ringing in the new year and the new decade just a few short months ago, none of us could have anticipated the tremendous upheaval our lives would experience. Some days, it feels like everything is new and different, and that nothing is similar to our past lives.
When I am working with children and families during these challenging times, this is a concept I run across frequently: everything has changed. But is that really true? While we are socially distanced, we are not socially isolated. This means that human connection and opportunities for self-discovery through our interactions are more important than ever before. In order to celebrate this, I reach for the worksheet "Helping Hands
". When we experience hard feelings like confusion, isolation, and fear, we need to feel empowered to connect to our trusted friends for help and support.
Equally important is the recognition that we can be there for others when they need guidance. "Helping Hands
" helps us recognize the importance of reaching out to others, and celebrates our feelings of accomplishment when we are able to help someone else.
Not everything has changed; we can still guide our emotional development, and build meaningful connections in order to become more resilient.