The Three C's

By TLC
Posted on October 22, 2013

The following are suggestions for parents to help themselves and their children in difficult times.

Focus on the Three C’s

1. Comfort

  • Share meals and provide more comfort foods than usual. (Comfort food makes you feel better when you're feeling bad. Most often it is associated with childhood memories - the special food or treat that your Mother or Grandma gave you when you weren't feeling well.)
  • Plan family time – game night, exercise
  • Work on a project
  • Enjoy laughter
  • Reach out to your network of family and friends
  • Engage in activities that are fun, relaxing and pleasant (see Activity tab)

2. Conversation

3. Commitment

  • Set a good example, be calm, do not present your child with your own fears
  • Participate in school and community activities
  • Help your neighbors (do chores or small errands)
  • Reach out supportively to friends and family
  • Be optimistic
  • Contact TLC with any questions or concerns

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