COVID-19 Parenting Tips:Billions of children are out of school: here's how to cope

20 Apr 2020 - 05:45

With 1.5 billion children now out of school  - nearly 91% of all enrolled children in the world – parents and carers across the globe are rapidly coming to terms with the challenges of parenting in the time of COVID-19. Parenting is made harder by uncertainty, stress and economic hardship.

We, Accelerate Hub, together with Parenting for Lifelong Health, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and other international partners have produced a set of 6 one-page tips for parents which cover planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behaviour, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19. These downloadable tips, also available on the World Health Organization  and UNICEF websites, contain great advice condensed from the non-commercial and evidence-based Parenting for Lifelong Health parenting programmes. 

The COVID-19 Parenting tips are currently being translated into 70 languages. 49 languages are available here on with new languages added daily. Please share these tips with those who might find them helpful.