Found and Lost by Glen Osborn, N. Seattle College Parent Education Instructor

Being alive means change keeps happening.  Change brings the loss of some things and opportunities to find some new things. This is true even for the Coronavirus pandemic we’re living through right now. Think about and then list some important things you’ve lost as a result of this unfolding event. Now think about some important things you’ve found or gained as a result and then list those. 

After you’ve done this, you can decide what you’d like to share and explain to your child(ren).  You can also encourage them to think about their own list of what they’re finding and what they’re losing these days. Add to this list as new gains and losses emerge. 

Five questions

1. What stands out for you from doing this?

2. What surprised you?

3. What seems important related to your parenting and/or teaching practices?

4. What is something you’ll either stop doing, start doing, or approach cautiously related to parenting and/or teaching?  

5. Now that you’ve considered found and lost, what change, if any do you notice in your mindset/outlook about the pandemic? 

We all wish that none of this was happening. Yet it is. So we’re all doing our best to cope with what’s outside of our control and keep finding ways to make the most of what we have. Including each other. 

I hope you found this helpful. 

Be well everyone.