Family Resources in Times of Stress

Keeping ourselves grounded can be extremely difficult and there are many great tools on the internet that can be helpful in reducing stress and increasing capacity for parenting. It is important for us as adults to find a balance between 'plugging in' and staying informed, and 'unplugging' when we notice that we are becoming overwhelmed or stressed. Below are links to resources both for grounding and reducing stress as well as infomation on how best to talk to your children about the current crisis. Please reach out if you have any questions. We are here to support you as we all navigate this unprecedented situation.

This list will be updated so please check back.
 
Fun and learning for kids!

Lunch doodles with children's author MO WILLEMS!
The Cincinnati zoo - FREE programming daily
Museums from around the world offering virtual tours 

Parent resources for helping kids learn

FREE home school curriculums
Virtual field trips

Parent resources for helping children cope

How to support children (and yourself) during the COVID-19 outbreak (en Espanol)
How you and your kids can de-stress during the coronavirus outbreak
Grounding exercises to restore calm
How to talk to kids about difficult news

Explaining news to our kids
How to talk to your kids about the coronavirus outbreak
How to talk to kids about coronavirus

Single-parenting during the coronavirus pandemic (en Espanol)

Parent resources for...parents
Headspace - a mindfulness app
Coronavirus parenting: managing anger and frustration
Twelve worldclass museums you can visit on-line

Co-parenting during a pendemic
10 tips for co-parenting in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic
Co-parenting through COVID-19: putting your children first
How are parents supposed to deal with joint custody reight now?

 

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Friday:8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday:12:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Sunday:12:30 PM - 3:45 PM

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31 Hall Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
Tel: (413) 253-3773
Fax: (413) 256-0215
Email: mail@amherstpeds.com

 

Please note temporary office hours
during the COVID-19 pandemic

New Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM.
We are temporarily suspending our extended office hours (5:00 - 7:00 PM).

We are temporarily suspending our weekend office hours.
After hours, we will continue to be available as usual by phone for urgent matters and can schedule you for a virtual visit if indicated by the circumstances (see below). 


Due to the elevated level of illness in our communities, please remain at home if you or your child is ill. If you have concerns about how your child is feeling, please contact us by sending a message through this patient portal. The clinicians will be able to respond to you during our regular hours. Calling the office may present a further delay in response times.

The COVID-19 situation is ever unfolding. We are dedicated to the safety of our patients and staff. Please refer to our website for updates on this changing situation.



* Please note: It is our policy that we do not approve referral requests for visits to outside urgent care centers during times that our office is open.

Holidays
We are open for urgent visits only on most Holidays. Our office is closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.