Four Ways to Help with Mask Wearing

Around the world, many people are wearing face masks in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19. For children, this unfamiliar sight can be a bit scary, especially if they need to wear a mask too. Children may feel uneasy or afraid about wearing a mask, or they may find masks uncomfortable. In addition, younger children may have trouble understanding why they’re being asked to wear a mask in the first place.


She discusses using your assertive voice, providing choices, and preparing for the fact that not everyone in the world is responding to COVID-19 the same way.


In this webinar, Conscious Discipline Master Instructor Amy Speidel provides four tips to help you introduce mask wearing to your children. She discusses using your assertive voice, providing choices, and preparing for the fact that not everyone in the world is responding to COVID-19 the same way. She also offers advice for responding to resistance and shares free resources that will help you explain mask wearing to children.

After watching the webinar, download and print your own copies of Masks & Gloves and The Task of the Mask.

Webinar Outline

  • 00:01 Introduction of Master Instructor Amy Speidel and topic
  • 00:15 Use an assertive voice
  • 02:17 Give choices about how they want this to look/feel
  • 03:16 Recognize that not everyone in the world will be doing the same thing
  • 04:59 Printable books to explain to your child why we are wearing masks
  • 05:57 Closing

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