Updated: Apr 9, 2021
As big people, we understand why we have to stay home to stay healthy right now. Our minds have designed, for example, a way to cope with raising a child 24/7: create a schedule, order new books, buy new toys, stock up on stress relief candles and frozen pizzas. But your little person, whose life has also been upended, is quietly wondering what is going on. And however many times we explain why it’s good to stay home to be safe and healthy, children are primarily emotionally and physically driven. They want to move and they are FULL of feelings. They are swimming in big feelings of excitement for being with you all day, but also equally big feelings of disappointment and confusion that they can’t do the things they used to like play with friends or go to daycare or the playground.