Whether a friend, family member, or even beloved pet is coming to the end of their life, it can be extremely difficult for a child to both process and cope with. It can be extremely difficult to adults too! I didn’t cope too well when I lost my grandad. There are ways that you can help them to prepare for saying goodbye, if it is likely to occur in the near future, as well as to help them manage should a sudden death take something they love from them. Remember that, to a child, breaking or losing a favourite toy might also bring about feelings of grief in them, especially if they had a deep sentimental attachment to the item.
The covid-19 pandemic has been hard on parents, especially mums with young kids. During lockdowns, we were forced to teach, babysit, and work at the same time. While the government is gradually easing restrictions, it’s still not safe to venture out with young kids. Many parents are still struggling to keep their pre-schoolers occupied. Virtual tours have been one of the most popular lockdown pastimes. If you are looking for a break from board games and hide-and-seek, consider exploring the world from the comfort of your home. Here are the most exciting virtual tours and online experiences for kids in 2021.