We've been under heavy covid-19 lockdown restrictions for the best part of 10 weeks so there is bound to be apprehension in returning to school.
That apprehension applies to parents, guardians and our little ones. The comfort of knowing your little one is cocooned and safe with you at home feels very secure, I feel a little lost without having my little one pulling at my arm a million times a day for snacks 😆.
Just like us adults, our kiddies are having a roller coaster of emotions during this pandemic too. But in many cases, our kids don't have the words to articulate what they're feeling. In my house it manifests with tears (lots of them), for reasons that I sometimes see as being insignificant and totally irrational. But the more I've watched, thought and tried to understand their feelings I've realised that
Our daily affirmation cards were designed during the tough months of 2020 where our little ones had to adapt to a new way of living, away from family, friends and their usual structures of school and creche or montessori. A way of life that is quite unnatural as human beings. The absence of hugs and human touch, the fear of masks and isolation. But children are resilient, they adapt. And with the support and encouragement of their family unit they thrive.