Parenting through the pandemic

Clair Mellenthin

The last few months have been a new challenge for children and families facing uncertainty, fear, and lots of time together. With summertime beginning, many parents struggle with finding new boundaries, talking to their kids about staying healthy (physically and emotionally), and balancing protection vs. isolation.

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, is an international speaker and author of Attachment Centered Play Therapy, Play Therapy: Proven Strategies for Childhood Disorders, and My Many Colors of Me Workbook. She is a media expert on children and family issues. She joins Fresh Living to share insight on parenting through the pandemic.

  1. Decide which are your most important battles - and only choose 1-2 worth fighting
  2. Defiance or anger may be a sign your child is feeling scared or anxious. Ask them how they are feeling, what areas they feel nervous about or situations that feel uncomfortable
  3. Set clear expectations and boundaries with your children - and then lead by example and follow them yourself

Clair Mellenthin is hosting a biweekly parenting support Q&A courses throughout the summer. Parents and caregivers can register and ask any questions related to their parenting concerns or challenges. Each week is a new topic. Cost: $30/90 minute class. Details and information at

Enter for a chance to win one free admittance to biweekly summer online parenting Q&A group by visiting Clair's Facebook @clair.mellenthinlcsw.

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