Updated: Mar 17, 2021
I always planned to start a new opinion series before the release of Making It, but I didn't know where to start. And then January 6 happened. When that mob broke into the Capitol, with white supremacy, bigotry, and violence on display, my children were watching. My older son looked at me and said, "Mom, why is this my childhood?" He followed up with, "Will we become Syria?"
It put into sharp relief just how hard all of this is. For us and our kids. We need to not just suffer through, but actively celebrate our survival, and as it relates to helping the kids in our lives, really hone in on the strategies that will help them keep going in the days ahead.
So this first piece in my new Youth Today series includes free and easy strategies (straight from the research) that you can prioritize with the kids in your lives. Frankly, these are good things for all of us to put into practice.
Here are 10 ways you can help kids beat this tough time (including the stress of it all) and make it in 2021.