Tip #4 - Parenting in uncertain times | Talk to your child about being prepared

COVID, and 2020 & 2021 in general, has admittedly introduced a serious dose of change and uncertainty in our daily lives. We have been forced to continuously learn new ways to cope with our changing realities.

As an advocate for families and mental health, we asked various mental health practitioners to share their tips with parents on how to navigate uncertain times and keep their child's mental health a priority.


Tip #4 Talk to your child about being prepared


We spoke with clinical psychologist, Johannes Schickerling from SA Centre for Mental Health to share his thoughts on the topic.


In this four part series, Johannes highlights how vigilant children are as to how parents react in uncertain situations and provides practical tips on how to model healthy behaviour in these scenarios.

Building on being a role model for your child in part 1, in part 2 Johannes elaborates on the importance of talking to your child about how you are prepared/preparing to deal with the uncertainty.

More about Johannes Schickerling


Johannes is a clinical psychologist involved in psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults. He specializes in the assessment and treatment of conditions related to neurodiversity (autism spectrum). Furthermore, Johannes has extensive and international experience in the treatment of addiction. Since 2009, Johannes’ private practice has been focused on psychotherapy with children.


Contact Johannes at info@centreformentalhealth.co.za.


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