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 information 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.
Lunch doodles with children's author MO WILLEMS!
The Cincinnati zoo - FREE programming daily
Museums from around the world offering virtual tours
FREE home school curriculums
Virtual field trips
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 world class museums you can visit on-line
How to handle anxiety over back-to-school decision (NYTimes)
Co-parenting during a pandemic
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 right now?