Help Your Young Child Feel Safe and Secure


Signaling safety to our children is a Peace at Home essential principle. Children look to their caregivers for signals of safety or danger. It is important that you recognize the nature of your own anxious responses and have tools to manage those. A child who feels safe in relation to their parents and caregivers will naturally use social-emotional strategies to problem solve. When you understand how to signal to your child that they are safe, you are better able to protect their mental health. To grow and develop positively, young children need to feel secure. They need family life to remain pleasurable and playful even in uncertain times.

  • Recognize the unique social-emotional needs of your young child during stressful times
  • Apply parenting strategies that support your child’s feelings of optimism and security
  • Identify realistic self-care practices that are essential for you to effectively support your young child