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 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!
- Simplify: Relax your homeschooling and productivity standards to a level appropriate for a worldwide pandemic.
- Structure: Keep calm and structure on
- Support: Get ahead of the meltdowns (and teach critical social-emotional skills, too!)
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.
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.
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.
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:
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?
- Limit your exposure
- Practice careful hygiene
- Be prepared with food, water, and medicine
- Boost your immunity and manage your anxiety with meditation. Visit www.mindful.org 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 thecounselingteacher.com. You can learn more about Riverside Trauma Center by visiting their Facebook page by clicking HERE. Or their website by clicking HERE.