Are you curious about how to talk to your kids about masks? Is it Halloween? Why is everybody wearing masks? Why can’t I go to the grocery store without one? How do masks stop the spread of germs?

In her book Masks by Andi Wyatt from the Sonshine Learning Center, she explains, in a kid-friendly manner, why we’re all wearing masks so that we can stay safe and healthy!

You can view a copy of her book HERE!

Let’s talk about the Coronavirus.
To view the full blog post and learn more about how to talk to your kids about Coronavirus visit:

How To Talk To Kids About COVID-19

Let’s talk about social distancing!
To view the full article on how to talk to your kids about social distancing click on the image below!

Let’s wash our hands with Elmo!

Handwashing is an extremely important component of keeping you and your family safe and healthy. Let’s all wash our hands with Elmo and his friends from Sesame Street!


  1. Simplify: Relax your homeschooling and productivity standards to a level appropriate for a worldwide pandemic.
  2. Structure: Keep calm and structure on
  3. Support: Get ahead of the meltdowns (and teach critical social-emotional skills, too!)

Let’s talk about reducing the stress of homeschooling

To view the full blog post from Greater Good Magazine click the image below!

In a time of video conferencing, social distancing, and quarantines, you may not know how to express what you’re feeling. Here’s why it’s important to acknowledge the grief you may be feeling, how to manage it, and how you can find meaning in it.

Let’s talk about how you’re feeling.

To view the full blog post from Harvard Business Review click the image below!

ACEs. Adverse Childhood Experiences. When your and your children’s routines are thrown off by quarantines and social distancing, it can present it’s own set of challenges. However, you are not powerless in the face of those challenges. Here’s how you can help avoid ACEs during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Let’s talk about reducing ACES (during the pandemic).

To view the full blog post from ACES Connection click the image below!

In the midst of social distancing and self-quarantine, Be Strong Families has an excellent opportunity to move into a new way of training!  Started March 23rd, we have been offering Living the Protective Factors during COVID-19, Fast Track Workshops, and Parent Cafés online using Zoom. 

Let’s talk about vitality.

To view a list of upcoming webinars from Be Strong Families click the link below!

Be Strong Families


Mindfullness builds resilience. We are all faced with extra time on our hands and faced with uncertainty. Why not use that time to develop some skills that help us pay attention to our thoughts feelings and surroundings as they occur. This is mindfullness in its simplest form. Here are three principles to keep in mind:

Deliberate Preparedness

We need to be careful, not panic. Be careful with your hygiene, health, and avoid non-essential contact.


One lesson that is central to mindfullness is compassion. Taking care of yourself is taking care of another. We are not alone.

Be Kind To Yourself

Taking care of your mental health right now is essential. What can you do?

  1. Limit your exposure
  2. Practice careful hygiene
  3. Be prepared with food, water, and medicine
  4. Boost your immunity and manage your anxiety with meditation. Visit for free mindfulness resourses and guided meditations

What do YOU want to be during COVID-19?

What can you control during


This photo was sent in to Riverside Trauma Center from Vicky Sherwood from Emmaus Family Shelter who found this graphic from You can learn more about Riverside Trauma Center by visiting their Facebook page by clicking HERE. Or their website by clicking HERE.


Alan Jordan LMT, NCTMB

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