Parenting Advice during the Pandemic

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Responding to Challenging Behaviors of Children

Sometimes what we see as challenging behaviors can be typical for young children who have not yet developed executive functioning. If you are unsure how to respond you are not alone. See our flyer on responding to challenging behaviors​ (English | Spanish​) and view our video below, featuring Alicia Oczus, Psychotherapist and Owner – Blackbird Psychotherapy and parent Tracey Stanislawski.​​

​Self-care/Self-help – What You Need to Show Up as Your Best Self

Caring for your children and family is a big responsibility, and you can't do it as well as you may want to without taking care of yourself. See our flyer on self-care​ (English | Spanish) and view our video below, featuring Franchesca Vasquez, Resident Therapist and Family Navigator at Foundations Health and Wholeness, and parent Rachel Zwicky.​

Basic Needs – Parents Can't Parent if Basic Needs aren't Met 

​​Watch our video below featuring Barb Austin, Family Support Worker with Children’s Wisconsin and parent Russell Wrycha tips and encouragement about seeking help in meeting basic needs. 

​​Necesidades Básica – Los Padres no Puede Criar si no se Satisfacen las Necesidades Básicas

Escuchemos de Lucia Cortez, Promotora de visitas domiciliarias – Children's Wisconsin y de una madre Sofia Sagrero​.​​

​Social Connections

Having social connections is important to your being the best parent possible. See our flyer on social connections​ (English | Spanish). 




Predictability, Purpose, and People – The 3 Ps of Parenting can help parents manage stress and anxiety during the pandemic. First Lady Kathy Evers discusses these with Dr. Marcia Slattery, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics/Director, UW Anxiety Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry – UW School of Medicine and Public Health.