It dawned on me today that the way we are all facing the challenges of COVID-19 is very similar to what we ask our children to do on overnight summer experiences.
We ask them to:
- Go into the unknown
- Listen to the people in charge
- Ask for help if needed
- Advocate and negotiate for themselves.
- Have fun in a setting that is very different from what they are used to
Just like when we put them on the bus to summer camp or the plane to a teen trip, we can remind them now (and ourselves) of their resilience and skills to cope with tough days. We all have inner resources to call on through the coming weeks, and just like attending a summer program, it will be an opportunity for personal growth for us all. The Tips Team is hoping all your challenges are met with optimism, good humor, and health.