Conscious Parenting in War and Post-War Situations

Handbook will support parents to understand children's emotions, thoughts, behavior related in war and post-war situations

Հայրը դստերն օգնում է կատարել տնային աշխատանքները։
UNICEF Armenia/2029/Babajanyan VII photo


War and post-war situations are a distressing and difficult period for the whole family, including both adults and children. During these challenging situations, it is very important to raise parents' awareness of their children's possible reactions and effective responses.

This handbook aims to help parents in understanding the potential changes in their children's emotions, thoughts, and behaviors during war and post-war situations; as well as seeks to support parents in responding to these changes more positively and effectively.

There are three sections of the handbook:

  1. Self-care and its importance for conscious parenting;
  2. Theories on what possible physical, psychological, social and emotional changes and reactions children of different ages can have in war and post-war situations;
  3. Practical illustrations and examples on why and how to talk to children about war and post-war situations in order to reduce their stress and address potential problems.


This handbook can also be useful for professionals working with children and parents (such as psychologists, social workers, caregivers, educators, etc.).

Մոր և երեխայի իլուստրացիա։
Parenting School Armenia, UNICEF
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