Our children are emotionally dependent on us, so the most important thing is to take care of yourself first, as this will make the child’s adaptation much easier.
– Children are much more flexible than adults, so in most cases, it is easier for them to adapt to a new place or new circumstances, – says psychologist Iryna Basista. – But the support of adults during adaptation is necessary. Acceptance of changes requires an additional resource, which, unfortunately, is not available now: it needs preparation, time, the emotional stability of adults, and so on.
The psychologist made a list of tips for the mothers of forced migrants. So, to reduce the child’s anxiety and tension during adaptation, you should know the following things:
Also, watch and listen to your children and take care of yourself – all this will help the whole family better adapt to new conditions.
The “Unbreakable Mom” rehabilitation program has been developed by specialists in psychology and post-traumatic syndromes for women and children affected by war. It is a 3-week offline camp, where psychologists work with project participants, and then online support for three months.