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
How to Talk to Kids and Teens about the Coronavirus
Tips on How to Help Kids Feel Safe and Manage Stress
Tips for Teaching Kids Media Smarts during Breaking News
Explaining the News to Our Kids
Tips for staying healthy
How to Protect your Family From Coronavirus
Hand Washing: A Powerful Antidote to Illness
How to Make your own Hand Sanitizer
8 Best Ways to Keep Your Family Healthy (anytime)
Fun stuff to do at home
12 Ways to Celebrate Screen-Free Week
10 Ways to Learn in Your own Backyard
8 St. Patrick’s Day (or anytime) Science Experiments for Kids
9 Ways to Enjoy Nature in Winter
Slow Nature: Have a Cloud Race
It’s in the Cards: Card Games and Card Reading
12 Famous Museums that Offer Virtual Tours
Extensive List of Online Resources for Anyone who is Bored at Home
Home-Schooling Tweens and Teens During Coronavirus Closings
Schools are Closing for Coronavirus. Now What?
How to Get More Talking, Reading and Singing into your Child’s Life
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)
5 Ways to Overcome the Stress of Coronavirus
How School Closures can Strengthen Your Family
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)