No matter how much you might be trying to embrace social distancing with a positive attitude, these are definitely unprecedented (and super stressful) times that we’re living in. And when you’re trying to balance homeschooling your kids, work demands, and keeping your ish together all at the same time, it’s hard to put on a brave face... especially when no one really knows when life as we knew it will go back to normal. So bedtime rolls around, you might want to consider reaching for these children’s books about being calm that adults should read, too. After all, both of you need to end the day in a peaceful place.
Up until now, maybe the main things you looked for in the picture books you read to your child were a cute story and a sweet ending. But these books offer meaningful messages that are meant for parents and their kiddos to enjoy (and discuss) together. If you’ve been reticent to question how your kiddo is really feeling right now, you can use your reading time as a springboard to start an honest conversation. Just by talking about it, both of you might feel a lot better.
So whether you're on the couch or in bed together, snuggle with your little sweetie, break out a book, and help quell the chaos and usher in the calm.
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