How to keep up routines and normal life as much as possible
As a parent, you can keep up routines at home. If it is a school day, then get kids up, dressed and doing school work by 9 am.
Encourage them to use mindfulness apps, such as smiling mind, to help them work through the stress of the uncertainty.
Limit their exposure to news coverage and adult conversations about the outbreak.
Don’t forget about your own needs. Keep up meditation, yoga and exercise.
Talk to someone. Hand in Hand is offering parents in isolation free support calls and other resources to help.
For some really practical advice, specifically answering questions from children, aimed at younger audiences and packaged in interactive and engaging ways, try the following videos and e-books.
Great video from the BBC’S Newsround program worth a watch
Short online book to support and reassure children under the age of 7
This video of NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Dr Michelle Dickinson (NanoGirl) and Chief Science Advisor Dr Juliet Gerrard