It’s important to put thought into how you explain the current uncertainty and confusion to your kids. Adults play an important role in making sense of world events that cause anxiety for children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a list of recommendations for being honest and direct while also minimizing undo stress. The good news is many parents are finding the opportunity to spend more time at home with their kids. It’s a time to finish 1,0000 piece jigsaw puzzles and make Tik Tok videos. But it can also be a time to strengthen traditional practices. We’ll talk with parents and counselors about getting the most out of time with your kids.
Amber Hayward (Puyallup/ Confederated Salish and Kootenai) – language program director for Puyallup Tribe of Indians
Kimberly Tilsen-Brave Heart (Oglala Sioux Tribe) – executive chef and co-owner of Etiquette Catering Company and mother of three
Dr. Shilo Tippett (Wasco/Tlingit) – clinical psychologist at St. Charles Health Care System
Break 1 music: Cultural Survival (song) Art Napoleon (Travelling Sun) (artist) Miyoskamin (Early Springtime) (album)
Break 2 music: Bounce Wit Me (song) P. Town Boyz (artist) P. Town Boyz (album)