His parents have done a remarkable job at keeping COVID 19 fears to a minimum. Where they live has not required children his age to wear masks in public.
His school has just informed them that the students will be required to wear masks. This news has really impacted him. This once highly active and social child would rather stay home than see people with masks. Regardless of how your child is starting school the reality remains no one knows what school will look like from week to week.
If your child has not been wearing a mask up to this point I would strongly suggest you begin to give your child the support and opportunity to wear a face covering around you in a non-threatening environment.
Wear them in the house while you are playing a game, watching tv or hanging out. Talk about what it feels like and how they feel wearing one. Answer any questions they may have. When I first wore a mask I had a terrible time with my glasses fogging up. It took me a good few days to make the mask fit as I needed it to so that I could see properly.
Practice good ‘face mask hygiene’ and hand washing.
Acknowledge their feelings without judgement. Be Positive! If you believe they are unnecessary do not reinforce this belief. Your child needs your support, now, more than ever. Our jobs as parents is to support our children in the world they inhabit - not the world as we would like it to be.
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