Kids develop confidence and high self esteem when they have a predictable, safe routine. But the huge changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic make it difficult for kids to know what to expect day-to-day.
What Happens When School Starts Again explains what kids might be able to expect with the return of school — including preparing them for inevitable changes — and creates a visual routine that helps kids feel safe.
The book is great as a stand-alone, or works perfectly with the Mighty + Bright COVID-19 visual calendar, which helps kids with anxiety and time management.
Returning to school in the midst of a pandemic is stressful for parents and kids alike. But for kids, who have a hard time with change, it can be downright scary.
By showing them what to expect each day, and preparing them for all the outcomes — including that the decisions grown-ups are making right now might change again — you give them a sense of control over their lives.
Sara Olsher is the author of four children's books that help kids through hard things by removing uncertainty from their day-to-day lives.
She is also the founder of Mighty + Bright, which helps families through hard things like divorce, cancer, and other major changes using visual magnetic calendars and daily charts.
Based on decades of research about emotional intelligence and how to talk to kids so they actually learn, Mighty + Bright’s calendars have helped hundreds of families through some of the hardest times in their lives.
Sara's "What About Me?" children's book series turns complicated, scary life changes into simple, honest explanations and concrete tools that kids can use every day.