Business Plan & Feasibility Study

As an aspiring entrepreneur, you wouldn’t be blamed to approach a management consultancy firm to help you prepare a feasibility study or a business plan to make sure that your idea is viable. In fact, some would argue that it is the wise thing to do. The truth of the matter however, all of these studies and plans are based on assumptions made by management consultants who have little to no practical experience in the area at hand. Even if they were experts in the field, the variables affecting your business are never the same as other businesses rendering the consultants’ experiences as useless. After all, no two businesses are created equal. It is for that reason that we find that most of the new business startups never abide to their pre-set business plans. However, this is not to say that you shouldn’t test the feasibility of your idea before investing your hard-earned money into it – quite the contrary. All entrepreneurs should conduct some sort of feasibility study for their new ventures; however, it is their expectations out of such studies that should be calibrated.

As explained earlier, no two businesses are created equal. That is why you find some businesses flourishing while others struggle, even if they are both providing the same exact product or service. There are a great number of variables affecting any business plan. Some, such as rent, salaries, pricing, and cost, are obvious. Others, such as the speed in which management decisions are taken, quality control measures, and customer satisfaction, are harder to determine and quantify. For that reason, feasibility studies will never ensure the success of a business idea. Indeed, they shouldn’t. The true objective of a feasibility study is to ensure that the entrepreneur is well informed before venturing into unchartered territories. To achieve this objective, the entrepreneur will need to be part of the development of his study.

If you have commissioned a management consultant to conduct a feasibility study on your behalf, don’t simply take his assumptions for granted – challenge them! Management consultants may be experts with numbers and statistics; however, you will find that if you dig deep enough, there is always an underlying assumption to any figure that they will state in your feasibility study. To ensure that your feasibility study gives a higher level of assurance to the viability of your idea, it is your mission to challenge those underlying assumptions and make sure that they make sense to you.

The objective of the feasibility study or business plan for you should not simply be a yes or no verdict to go ahead with the idea. You will benefit the most by being part of the model preparation stage in which all the assumptions and calculations are set. That is where you will be able to think about and put all the intricate details of your idea onto paper and discover challenges that might have previously been hidden from you. It is your management consultant’s job to help you uncover these challenges and quantify them.

Finally, always approach your business plan with a practical mindset. For instance, if the assumption was made to sell your product or service to 10% of the population of the area in which you will operate, think of how will you reach that market segment. Is it going to be through social media ads, conventional marketing, or some other marketing method? Who will manage the marketing campaign? What would be the approach? How often will you need to conduct such campaigns? And most importantly, how will you measure the effectiveness and when would be the time to change your approach?

The same applies to any assumption made within your study and this is the approach we encourage our clients to follow when we are conducting a feasibility study on their behalf. To learn more about our feasibility study and business plan services, contact us on


Phishing is one of the most used attacks by cyber criminals who want to gain personal data, banking credentials, and user accounts. Phishing is not a new threat, in fact it has been used for a long time, however, victims of this type of attack are still on the rise.

In this article we are going to explain what phishing is, types of phishing, how we can identify them and how we can protect ourselves. The dangers of the Internet are ever-present, but we can protect ourselves from them with a little caution, knowledge and awareness.

What is phishing? 

Although there is no definition of phishing itself, we can define it as the techniques or methods used by cyber criminals to obtain confidential information from their victims; This information can be personal data, user accounts and passwords or bank details. Therefore, phishing is a type of computer fraud.

The meaning of phishing comes from the English word “fishing”, and by which it refers to the fact of using a bait to get the victims of the attack to bite.

Cybercriminals who carry out phishing attacks are called “phishers”.

How does phishing work? 

One of the characteristics of phishing is that it is a social engineering technique that cybercriminals use to scam their victims and achieve their goals.

Usually, an attacker sends an email in which they pose as a company or organization (such as banks, streaming platforms, online stores, etc.). The email mentions a problem that needs to be solved (the “threat” of blocking credit cards or user accounts is common) and contains a link that the victim will have to click to solve it.

This link normally leads to a fraudulent website, but which imitates (sometimes very well) the real page of the company in question. Here the victim will be asked to enter different types of data, depending on the intention and objective of the phishing attack and the hackers behind it, or some type of malware will be directly be downloaded to the victim’s computer, allowing them to access the information stored in it.

Although it is commonly used in emails, the truth is that there are other avenues of attack, such as instant messaging services, SMS, messages on social networks or even voice messaging applications or the telephone.

The content that we can find in these messages can vary from referring to cards or bank accounts, we can also find other types of content such as false job offers, promotion of new products, alleged lottery in which we have been winners, cancellation of user accounts in online games, etc.

As we will know in the upcoming blogs, there are various types of phishing attacks, however, their objectives are usually always similar, to obtain personal and banking details of the victims.




Managing a multifaceted project can be a daunting task. The challenges that each project brings along with it can put the most experienced managers to the test. This is not to say that your in-house staff are lacking experience, on the contrary. Sometimes, a novel view onto a problem may be exactly what is needed to overcome it. Also, your most experienced staff are required elsewhere in the organization to run the day-to-day operations. Taking them off their assignments to manage a new project can spell chaos to the business at hand. Therefore, outsourcing your project management needs can be just the solution you need to ensure a successful project delivery without compromising the quality of your daily operations.

A professional project management consulting firm has experienced professional who can shed new light onto existing challenges. We have summarized the main benefits of outsourcing your project management needs in the points below:

  1. Directly address issues related to the project

When a company embarks on a high-risk project, it often causes management to recognize that a better project management expert is required. Consultants are often hired to address various project-related issues, such as: poor on-time performance (key dates are not met), unsatisfactory financial results (unnecessary expenses to meet deadlines), dysfunctional team dynamics (poor communication , internal issues and distraction) and complicated composition of teams (multilocation, language barriers).

By providing the appropriate methodology, project management training, resources, and technology, a project management consulting firm can help executives determine how to best utilize the resources available for the project.


  1. Covering a gap

Sometimes projects are launched without considering the experience of the delivery team members. By hiring an experienced project manager, you can ensure the availability of the necessary expertise to drive the project to a successful outcome regardless of the complexity, scale, and uniqueness of the project.


  1. Contribution of advanced management analysis

In many cases, senior management have difficulty evaluating project performance and making informed decisions simply because they do not have access to key project information. A specialized project management consultancy firm can provide the reports and analyses necessary to equip managers with key information about future obstacles, possible project difficulties, and potential resource constraints. When this type of information is incorporated as part of a more inclusive project management approach, the consultant can turn standard project information, a reactive overview of historical information, into a predictive analytics tool.


  1. Improve cost management

Hiring the right project management consulting firm can result in savings on the long run. One in six projects overrun their budget by 200% and suffer a schedule overrun of 70%. An experienced project manager can ensure avoidance of unsatisfactory financial results (unnecessary expenses to meet deadlines), which also ensures staying within the project’s execution plan.


A professional project management consulting firm can provide a combination of experience, knowledge, and advanced tools that are not immediately available in most companies. By combining these capabilities with an understanding of project management best practices, it is easy to see how the benefits of hiring a professional project management consulting firm can far outweigh the extra expenses. Therefore, if you want to guarantee the successful delivery of your projects and adhere to your budget and timeline, you should not hesitate in contacting a professional project management consulting firm such as H.A. Consultancies to help you with your next project.

For more information on our Project Management Consultancy Services, contact us now.

We’ve all heard about the amazing success stories of mobile apps around the world. Uber, Careem, Talabat, Carriage, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat… just to name a few. The required capital is minimal compared to the potential returns. Therefore, it is not surprising that many aspiring entrepreneurs out there would want to follow suit.

If you have an idea for a mobile app and are wondering where to start with the development, this article is for you.

First of all, let’s share some statistics.

  • Only 2.5% of companies complete their projects 100% successfully. (Gallup)
  • The average IT project overruns its budget by 66%. (McKinsey)
  • One in six IT projects overrun its budget by 200% and suffer a schedule overrun of 70%. (HBR)
  • 17% of IT projects can go so bad that they can threaten the very existence of the company (McKinsey)

The return on a successful mobile app may be appealing, however, the risks of failure are also very real. It would be a shame if you have a world-changing idea which never comes to light due to reasons which could have been avoided. Therefore, it is important to have a clear plan prior to the start of your mobile app development journey in order to minimize risks of failure.

The 10 Steps of Mobile App Development



  • Step 1: Write down your feature list
  • Step 2: Do the market research
  • Step 3: Identify the users/audience
  • Step 4: Identify the monetization strategy
  • Step 5: Create a rough sketch/wire frame
  • Step 6: Approach mobile app developers and get estimates
  • Step 7: Complete the UI/UX
  • Step 8: Get the app developed and tested
  • Step 9: Launch the app and market it
  • Step 10: Gather market response and prepare for the next phase

As you might have noticed from the list, developing the app is way down at Step 8. There are 7 steps that need to be executed perfectly before any piece of code is written. This may be a cumbersome task, however, it could spell the difference between becoming the next success story or just another statistic.

Moreover, once the app is developed, there are two more crucial steps that need to be conducted. Launching and marketing the app is just as important as the idea itself. It doesn’t matter how good your app is if your potential clients never heard of it.

Finally, improving the app. If your app was launched successfully and people do realize the benefit of using it, it won’t be surprising to have copycat apps out there trying to mimic your success. Case and point, Uber and Careem, or Talabat, Hungerstation, and Carriage. The best way to avoid losing market share is to make sure that your app is continuously improved to cater to the ever-changing customer demands. In other words, once you start your journey in mobile app development, it never ends.

H.A. Consultancies has helped several clients bring their mobile app idea into reality. It has also helped some to realize the fault in their plan and avoid considerable financial losses. For more information on our Mobile App Development Consultancy Services, feel free to contact us at any time:

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work remotely

work remotely


COVID-19 has changed the world. Working remotely is merely one aspect of how we had to adapt. It is a solution that had to be implemented immediately and in a very short period of time. For companies that were not prepared beforehand, it was definitely a struggle.

This article aims to explain some of the steps, tools, and assets that need to be in place in order to ensure the most efficient transition to working from home and how this can actually increase productivity.

One of the biggest obstacles to overcome while working from home, or from anywhere other than your office, is the communication barrier. As the teams working from the office have their routine meetings, brainstorming sessions, and morning briefings, none of this seems possible while working remotely. Nevertheless, it can be done. All that is required are the right tools and know how.

There are essential things that need to be prepared prior to working remotely and, fortunately, technology has come a long way in a short period of time. Today, it’s easy to stay connected to your remote computers by having a stable VPN connection. This needs to be prepared and set up properly to allow the end users (the employees) to access the internal network/system of the company. Also, the employees need to have a computer/laptop to allow them to work remotely and access the network. Moreover, an adequate tool to communicate internally & externally that facilitates virtual meetings is necessary also to allow the employees conduct their meetings/conference calls. However, in order for all of this to work, a stable internet connection is required at both the company and the remote location.

Many companies noticed an increase in productivity from the employees working remotely. This may be due to any of the following reasons:

  • Improved flexibility: virtual communication tools make communication between computers in different time zones easier. Thanks to messaging services, you do not have to wait for a team member from the other side of the world to be available to send you important information.
  • Convenience: you do not have to bother finding a meeting place when you contact via remote communication. People can communicate from anywhere using their computer or mobile device (and Internet access), making it easy for impromptu meetings. There are even applications to record video chats, so people who cannot attend also have the possibility to see what was discussed in meetings.
  • Ease of staying connected: connecting with a teammate, supervisor, or external collaborator has never been easier. When you need to ask a quick question or send a document to a coworker, you can connect to them with a click of a button.

Of course, working remotely also has its downsides as well, such as:

  • More distractions: remote communication tools can be very annoying. Being constantly bombarded by company emails and chat groups can have a negative impact on productivity.
  • Technical difficulties/internet interruption: remote communication depends on technology. A hardware malfunction, a service interruption, or an unstable internet connection could cut communication lines for an extended period of time.

Difficulty in conveying ideas: sometimes it’s easier to explain an idea in a face to face meeting rather than a conference call or through an online chat. Some ideas just need the human interaction element to get across.

ISO 22301

ISO 22301

In times of crisis and unexpected events, we are required to maintain all our processes and procedures in an orderly manner to ensure the continuity of our business.

In this series of posts, we will attempt to explain how ISO helps companies overcome the COVID-19 crisis.

This series would not be complete without explaining more about the most relevant ISO standard to the situation at hand, the ISO 22301.

ISO 22301: Business continuity

ISO 22301 provides us with a continuity plan for unexpected events and ensures that documented procedures are in place that lead organizations to respond, recover, resume, and restore the predefined level of operation after any interruption.

The ISO 22301 standard is a good tool to implement and manage a Continuity Plan, since it is a way of detecting opportunities and improving the operational efficiency of our business nucleus.

With this standard, the internal operating structure of the company can be analyzed, which allows finding various opportunities for improvement, the elimination of which clearly minimizes the risks and costs of our entity.

About H.A. Consultancies

We are a company with more than 20 years of experience in the implementation of ISO Standards and effective management solutions for your organization:

Quality Systems – Information Security – Software Quality – Compliance

Environmental management – Occupational Safety – Food Safety – Operational Excellence

H.A. Consultancies’ team of professionals and experts in ISO certifications will help you achieve your goals by offering you the best consulting service.






Many companies are concerned about how this ongoing pandemic is affecting the continuity of their activities and threatening their very survival.

Most business owners are concerned with how to keep their companies afloat and are updating their current procedures to accommodate events as unfortunate as the one we are experiencing.

For companies that are already ISO certified, they already have the tools in place to combat external threats. For those who are not, it is not too late.

In this series of posts, we will attempt to explain how ISO helps companies overcome the COVID-19 crisis. In this post, we are going to shed light on the ISO 27001 standard concerned with information security.

ISO 27001: Information Security

With the invasion of cloud technologies, the ISO 27001 witnessed strong growth. With the implications of the Coronavirus Pandemic, this growth is going to become exponential.

Equipment safety, backups, information exchange, network access control, laptops and mobile communications, remote access, key management, data protection and privacy of personal information, business continuity plans – surely if in your company you are working remotely, all these elements have been placed on the table. These are some of the controls established by ISO 27001 and that companies that are already certified have implemented. Therefore, their transition to working remotely or another new way of operating has been easy for them.

In addition, with the amount of malicious information circulating through the different digital media on the Coronavirus, it is imperative to keep the information safeguarded and establish security protocols within the company.

To that end, the ISO 27001 standard allows the implementation of an information security management system as an indispensable tool to protect companies and organizations from threats and risks against information.

This standard allows companies to:

  • Identify risks
  • Manage risks
  • Minimize risks

The ISO 27001 is a standard that keeps the information of the company, customers and suppliers controlled and protected from any intrusion and possible cyber pirate or cyber-attack.

About H.A. Consultancies

We are a company with more than 20 years of experience in the implementation of ISO Standards and effective management solutions for your organization:

Quality Systems – Information Security – Software Quality – Compliance

Environmental management – Occupational Safety – Food Safety – Operational Excellence

H.A. Consultancies’ team of professionals and experts in ISO certifications will help you achieve your goals by offering you the best consulting service.

strategic planning processA strategic planning process is something with which we are all familiar, consciously or not. We use it to go from where we are, to where we want to go. 

It can be a physical destination, like another city, or a goal in life, like doing a master’s degree. We make plans, organize our time and lives, gather resources and design a strategic planning map 

For a company, the stages of the strategic planning process are not that different. A direction is developed, decisions are made and the necessary resources are allocated to achieve the final objective. 

The strategic planning serves as a map, an itinerary to help the organization discover how to get to where you need. The process includes analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, as well as planning future operations in a priority and realistic way. 

How to develop a strategic planning process? 

The first thing to do is to start with a goal in mind. That is very important, because if we do not know where we are going, we will certainly lose ourselves. Determine who is going, the destination, and what it takes to get there. 

The stages of the strategic planning process should also include a situation analysis. Study the current situation before heading to the next one. 

Analyze where the company is, why it is there, what are the problems and possible points for improvement. Only after that, you can start thinking about solutions and the paths to take. 

Long-term planning is not about future decisions but about the future with current decisions. 

– Peter Drucker  


Good strategic planning should consider: 

  1. Determine long-term goals 
  2. Analyze the internal factors causing the most important issues 
  3. Create strategic options that address those issues, prioritizing them 
  4. Decide between options 
  5. Monitor the results of the stages of the strategic planning process 

Strategic planning process models 

There are 5 models from which you can choose when applying strategic planning in your company. They are all effective, and you must choose the one that works best for your organization. 

1 – Basic planning strategy 

This planning model is the most basic and is suitable for new organizations that have never done the project before, small or very busy companies. 

The stages of this strategic planning process are as follows: 

  • Identify the purpose 
  • Identify specific approaches and strategies 
  • Identify action plans to achieve the strategy 
  • Check and update the plan 

2 – Issue-based strategic planning process 

This strategy is an improvement on the basic plan, and is used in companies that want to delve into strategic planning. 

The stages of its process are: 

  • SWOT analysis– strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats 
  • Stakeholders identify major issues and objectives 
  • Review the mission, vision and values ​​of the company 
  • Develop action plans (if possible, yearly) 
  • Set the budget 
  • Run and monitor 

3 – Strategic alignment plan 

The focus of this strategic planning process model is to align the company’s mission with its resources. 

It can be useful for businesses that want to understand why their objectives do not achieve the expected results, or that want to adjust their goals. 

  • Delineate mission, resources, and actions
  • Identify what is working and what needs to change 
  • Determine how those changes will occur 
  • Add changes to the strategic planning process 

4 – Strategic scenario planning 

It is best when used in conjunction with other models to ensure that strategic thinking is incorporated into the process. 

The stages of that strategic planning process are: 

  • Participants project different scenarios that can occur externally and affect the company. 
  • For each scenario, three possibilities are projected: the worst, the best and the reasonable 
  • Abrainstormis made of how the organization would respond to each of the possibilities in the best possible way 
  • Add it to strategic planning 

5 – Organic strategic planning process 

This strategic plan is different from the others. It develops in a much more natural way than the previous ones, which follow a more linear and structured formation. 

This plan naturally progresses through an ongoing focus on common values ​​and consistent communication between participants. 

  • Clarify the company’s cultural values 
  • Articulate vision 
  • Discuss what processes are necessary to reach that vision and how they will be conducted 
  • Establish a culture that reminds everyone that this type of strategic planning process never ends and must always be updated. 
  • Focus on learning and reflection 

Now that you know everything about the stages of the strategic planningprocess, study your company and see which one is the best. 

Remember that this will not be possible without clearly defined processes, and that no strategic planning can improve your business if your processes are not mapped, optimized and automated. 

ISO 22301

ISO 22301

ISO 22301 Business Continuity is the coined term to refer to the strategies and planning by which organizations prepare to respond to catastrophic events such as fires, floods, cyber-attacks, accidents, human error or diseases.

A Continuity Management System Certificate (BCMS) certified under ISO 22301 – the most internationally accepted standard – helps organizations prepare for emergencies, manage crises and improve their operational recovery capacity, securing the supply chain and protecting itself, for example, its reputation in the face of a crisis. The changing environment surrounding organizations In the current context in which they operate, all organizations may be subject to disruptions such as technology failure, floods, fires, interruptions of public services or even a terror attack  

The consequences of unexpected business interruptions can be far-reaching and may involve the loss of goods and services, the loss of people’s lives, or the inability to deliver key products/services to the survival of the organization.

ISO 22301 is available to any organization, regardless of its size or complexity of activity, that wants to manage its overall risks and develop the ability to plan and respond to incidents and interruptions in its activity or business. ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System is characterized by the proactive identification of the effects of the interruption since it identifies those processes and products/services that are crucial for the existence of the organization and establishes the responses that will be necessary in the event of an incident powerful to occur. ISO 22301 BCMS provides the organization with the ability to react appropriately and trying to not affect the operations productivity as much as possible.

الأطفال و فيروس كورونا

الأطفال و فيروس كورونا

مع استمرار انتشار فيروس كورونا، المسمى ب COVID-19 ، من المهم جداً من البالغين التواصل مع الأطفال حول الموضوع.

  • تذكر دائماً “يولي الأطفال اهتمامًا وثيقًا لكيفية حديث البالغين عن فيروس كورونا”.

من أهم الأشياء التي يجب وضعها في عين الاعتبار أن الأطفال يتطلعون إلى الكبار لفهم العالم. لذلك، سوف يكون الأطفال قلقين إلى حد ما اعتمادًا على كيفية تواصل الكبار من حولهم معهم.

يحتاج كل من الأطفال والمراهقين إلى مساعدة البالغين لفهم هذا الوضع بشكل أكبر، فإن الأطفال و المراهقين ليس لديهم الكثير من الخبرة لوضع شيء مثل COVID-19 في المنظور.

إن الأطفال غالبًا ما يدركون ما يحدث أكثر مما يدركه البالغون. فضع في اعتبارك أن الأطفال غالبًا ما يستمعون إلى محادثات الكبار حتى عندما لا يبدو الأمر كذلك. من الأفضل التحدث إليهم مباشرة وتهدئتهم قدر الإمكان.

  • يجب على الكبار توفير بيانات دقيقة ومناسبة لعمر الطفل حول فيروس كورونا.

قبل التحدث إلى الأطفال، يجب على البالغين فهم البيانات والاستعداد لمشاركة المعلومات الصحيحة حتى يتمكن الأطفال من فهمها.

يجب على البالغين التواصل مع أطفالهم و إخبارهم بأن معظم من بفئتهم العمرية لا يصابون كثيرًا بفيروس الكورونا، ذلك سوف يساعدهم على تقليل القلق. و أيضا يجب على البالغين التأكيد على أطفالهم بضرورة البقاء في المنزل لتقليل خطر انتشار الفيروس.

  • ساعد الأطفال على التعامل مع القلق بشأن إغلاق المدارس.

من المحتمل أن يكون البقاء في المنزل وعدم التواصل الاجتماعي وضعًا مرهقًا للأطفال من أي فئة عمربة، لذا يحتاج البالغون إلى توفير بعض الآليات للأطفال للتعامل مع الموقف.

قد يكون الأطفال الصغار مرتبكين بشكل خاص بسبب التغيير ويتساءلون عما إذا كان أصدقاؤهم ما زالوا أصدقاءهم. حتى المراهقين، الذين يقضون الكثير من الوقت في استخدام الأجهزة الإلكترونية ، قد يشعرون باضطراب كبير في حياتهم الاجتماعية مع إغلاق المدارس.

فمن الضروري دعوة الأطفال والمراهقين لمشاركة ما يشعرون به حيال الانفصال عن أصدقائهم، ومساعدتهم على تنظيم خطط للحفاظ على هذه العلاقات عن طريق المكالمات الهاتفية أو  كتابة الرسائل النصية.

يمكن للبالغين أيضًا توضيح أنه في حين أن هذا الانقطاع صعب، إلا أنه مؤقت. و أن الأطفال سوف يعودون إلى المدارس، وسيعود البالغون إلى العمل، وأن الناس سوف يكونون قادرين على الإلتقاء في مجموعات كبيرة مرة أخرى.

و يجب على البالغين أن يشرحوا للأطفال أن كل هذه التغييرات، على سبيل المثال، إغلاق المدارس ، يتم إجراؤها لمنع انتشار الفيروس.

للمساعدة في تقليل القلق عند الأطفال، من الضروري على البالغين الحد من تعرض الأطفال للأخبار ووسائل التواصل الاجتماعي. حتى المراهقين، الذين قد يستخدمون وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي للتواصل مع الأصدقاء، يحتاجون إلى أخذ استراحة من الإلكترونيات.

يحتاج الآباء إلى متابعة مراقبة استخدام أطفالهم لوسائل التواصل الاجتماعي، وضمان أن الأطفال والمراهقين لديهم أوقات لا يكونون فيها أمام الشاشة، خاصة في الليل.

  • تحدث إلى الأطفال للمساعدة في تخفيف القلق حول فيروس كورونا

هذه فرصة للأطفال لتعلم أنه عندما يتعلق الأمر بهم، من المهم جداّ التحدث عنه إلى الناس. فيمكنك أن تقول لأطفالك، عندما تشعرون بالقلق، يجب التحدث مع شخص بالغ بشأن ذلك لأنه يمكنه أن يقدم لك المساعدة.

يجب أن يفهم البالغون أن الأطفال يمكنهم الاستجابة بشكل مختلف للضغوط. قد يتصرف الأطفال بشكل سيئ، أو يصبحون أكثر اعتمادًا ، أكثر عصبية أو مفرط النشاط ، أو أكثر تطلبًا و تهييجاً. فالأطفال لا يدركون دائمًا أن سلوكهم قد تغير أو لماذا تغير، لذلك فهم بحاجة إلى الكبار لمساعدتهم على فهم مشاعرهم والتعبير عنها بطرق صحية.

يجب على الكبار بدء المحادثة مع أطفالهم وتشجيعهم على مشاركة كيف يفكرون وكيف يشعرون. تحدث عن كل أنواع المشاعر التي قد يشعر بها الطفل. “قد يكون بعض الأطفال قلقين للغاية بشأن مرضهم.قد يشعر بعض الأطفال بالسعادة لأنهم لا يضطرون للذهاب إلى المدرسة أو أنهم قد يفتقدون أصدقائهم.” شجع الطفل على المشاركة إذا كان لديه أي من هذه المشاعر أو أي شيء آخر.

غالبًا ما يستخدم الأطفال الالهاء كاستراتيجية للتكيف ، ويمكن أن يكون مفيدًا جدًا ؛ ومع ذلك ، يجب على البالغين مساعدتهم على التحدث عما يشعرون به حيال ما يحدث في حياتهم .

قد يستفيد الأطفال الأكبر سنًا والشباب من التذكير بمدى سهولة الابتعاد عن طريق التضليل أو الذعر الإعلامي عبر الإنترنت ، وقد يحتاجون إلى المساعدة في معرفة مصادر المعلومات الموثوقة وتعلم التحكم في ما يرونه على الشاشات .

  • اشرح لأطفالك أن البالغين يعملون على استمرار حمايتهم

إن فيروس كورونا COVID-19 هو وضع متغير، مع ذلك يمكن للبالغين أن يؤكدوا للأطفال أنه حتى إذا تغير الوضع، على سبيل المثال ، زيادة في وضع احتياطات السلامة، يتم ذلك حتى نكون جميعًا آمنين.

من المهم للأطفال أن يعرفوا أن هناك العديد من البالغين الذين يعملون بجد للتأكد من الحد من انتشار هذا الفيروس و إيجاد دواء له. و أيضاً يمكننا أن نقول لهم أن هناك أشخاص أذكياء للغاية يعملون بجد في هذا الأمر وأن المدارس مغلقة لأن البالغين اتخذوا هذا القرار لحمايتنا جميعًا.