Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 – From the The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, information for parents and caregivers about infectious disease outbreaks in your community. Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning how to be prepared can reduce stress and help calm likely anxieties.
Resources for New Parents During the Pandemic – Being a new parent in the age of social isolation can be difficult without support systems like friends and family members around to help during stressful times. Many organizations have created resources for new parents working through this life transition in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. OnlineCounselingPrograms.com collected resources about issues such as giving birth, mental health care, and providing support.
Talking to Children about COVID-19
How To Keep Kids Safe Online in 2020 – With children spending a lot of time now learning online, online safety is more important than ever. Tutorful’s guide contains all a parent needs to know around setting up parental controls, advice on social media and much more.
Using Music for Fun and Stress Management for Children – Music is a universal way that we relax. The same is true for children. Aside from exercise it may be the most studied and effective method of benefiting from recreation and leisure time activities. This guide from Dr. David Bogacki of Cooper Psychiatry offers some practical tips on how to use this while you are at home with your children.
Virtual Field Trips While Homeschooling – Compiled by our colleagues at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, an extensive list of resources to help parents and children take field trips without leaving the house!