Coronavirus is changing the lives of everyone on the planet. In addition to impacting day-to-day lifestyles and habits, cancelling large events and closing schools, the health crises is making many aware or newly aware of our interconnectedness and dependency on one another for health and safety.
This time may be particularly challenging for parents: School, job and other routines are disrupted, and it can be difficult to strike a balance between managing our own needs and anxieties with those of our kids. We’re also, by necessity, having to slow down and get creative with the way we’re spending our time.
Try these tips to help you get through.
How to talk to kids about Coronavirus
Tips for staying healthy
8 Best Ways to Keep Your Family Healthy (anytime)
Fun stuff to do at home
Free Educational Apps, Games and Web Sites from Common Sense Media
PBS Fun and Educational Family Activities (games, apps, crafts)
Dealing with stress in general
CDC: Managing Anxiety and Stress (for self and parents)
We Will Emerge from these Times as Heroes (and the importance of letting kids play)
Meditation Apps for Kids from Common Sense Media
I wish you good health, stamina and calm.
Photos: Public Domain, Susan Sachs Lipman (last photo)