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The Most Sought-After Accessory of the Summer

Devon McManama

Posted on July 09 2020

The Most Sought-After Accessory of the Summer

What’s the perfect accessory for any outfit – whether it’s the latest from Spiritual Gangster’s Kids collection or something sparkly and fun from Lola & The Boys? What looks just as good with a stylish one-piece suite from Submarine Swim as it does with the layers of tulle in a dress from Tutu du Monde

The answer, of course, is a smile. 

And this summer, as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to climb, smiles can be as rare as a unicorn (the real ones, not the ones on this unicorn-bedecked dress from Hannah Banana Clothing or this unicorn headband from Malibu Sugar.)

 

Give Her Something to Smile About

If you’ve been struggling to keep your darling girl happy and healthy, you’re not alone. “If you’re anxious about how to protect and nurture your kids through this — often juggling work obligations at the same time — you’re in good (virtual) company,” the experts at the Child Mind Institute say.

Their clinicians put together some tips that might help: 

Maintain routines 

“The experts all agree that setting and sticking to a regular schedule is key, even when you’re all at home all day. But as the crisis continues and the days get warmer (and longer, sigh) that schedule will naturally become a bit looser. Still, keeping some structure is important. Whenever possible, try to make sure kids still have some structure — for example, getting up, eating and going to bed around the same time every day,” the Child Mind Institute says.

Try something new

What did you do for fun when you were a kid – before screens demanded all our attention? “I’ve been asking parents to think about their favorite activities at summer camp or at home before screens,” David Anderson, PhD, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute, says. “They often then generate lists of arts and crafts activities, science projects, imaginary games, musical activities, board games, household projects, etc.”

Turn off the news!

“Staying informed is important, but it’s a good idea to limit consumption of news and social media that has the potential to feed your anxiety, and that of your kids,” the experts say. 

Best wishes from all of us at Me and Kay kids’ fashion boutique!

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