Although we were completely unprepared for the reality of this pandemic, there is much we can do to help ourselves and our children feel socially connected, safe and secure.  Remember . . . the PDEP approach can be applied in ANY situation – including this one.

In all our interactions with our children, we need to:

  • regulate our own emotions and co-regulate with them,
  • stay focused on our long-term parenting goals,
  • understand how our children think and feel by considering their age and their temperament, and
  • try our best to consistently provide warmth and structure.

Interactive PDEP Model