Conscious parenting during emergencies

A handbook for parents on the theory of conscious parenting, with practical tasks and illustrated examples to help them better understand themselves and their children.

Հայրն աղջկան օգնում է սովորել դասերը։
UNICEF/Anush Babajanyan VII


We live in a constantly and rapidly changing world in which new events can take place every day and transform our lives fundamentally. These events can be natural and man-made disasters, hostilities, accidents, epidemics, and so forth.

A crisis situation is accompanied by constant uncertainty, instability, the flow of negative news, pessimistic adjustments, and drastic changes in daily life.

As a result, in such cases, there is often a heightened sense of anxiety, worry, tension, and fear; which can manifest more intensely in parents, who are responsible not only for themselves but also for the health and livelihood of their children.

In this handbook, we discuss the psychological changes that parents and children experience during emergencies. Getting to know these changes will help you in better understanding your children as well as your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors related to the situation.

Utilizing the approaches and principles in this handbook during emergencies will have a positive effect on your relationship with your children.


This publication is produced as part of the project funded by the UK Government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund. The opinions expressed in this video are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the UK Government.

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Parenting School Armenia, UNICEF
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