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COVID-19 Pandemic

The 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic has been the unprecedented event that none of us were expecting and few of us were prepared to handle. For an undetermined amount of time, we would begin working from home. We would become the primary educators for our kids. We would experience the loss of seeing everything we were looking forward to canceled one after another as the nation sheltered in place. It has been a unique time to be a parent. On one side, kids and teenagers are dealing with new challenges because of quarantine, but on the other side, we have new opportunities for connection that rarely come out way. Below are several articles and resources to help parents navigate all the challenges and opportunities that come with a global pandemic.

6 Strategies for Parenting During COVID-19

Some kids see what is happening now as a temporary disruption. Other perceive this is a full-blown crisis. Regardless of your perspective, here are some strategies that can help you parent through the pandemic.

Helping Your Child Navigate Grief

Kids grieve differently from adults. Some are grieving the loss of events and activities they love or were looking forward to. Others are simply grieving the loss of normal life. What can you do as a parent, even when you are grieving yourself?

Surviving Quarantine with Preschoolers

As you already knew, parenting preschoolers is exhausting. Now add the fact that your brain has been in constant fight-or-flight crisis mode for about two months. Here’s the “How To Survive a Pandemic with Preschoolers,” cheat sheet.

14 Things to do with Your Teen

But in the midst of this pandemic, there is an opportunity to connect with your teens in new ways and make the best of difficult circumstances. Here are several light-hearted activities to help you navigate through the global event.

50 Dinner Conversation Starters

Are you tired of the silent stares and predictable conversations. With so much time at home together, it can be really tough to think of new questions to ask. Here are 50 conversation starters to give your family dinners a boost this week.

When Senior Year is Cut Short

Our graduating teens are hurting. For students at many schools, there will be no more sporting events, no closure with friends they may never get to see again, no senior prom, and for many, not even a graduation ceremony.

Anxiety Conversation Guides

Helping a child or teen with anxiety is a challenge. Download the age-appropriate resource for your child or teen for tips and practical ways you can help.

Grieving Our Losses

This week, the call was officially made. Schools will be closed through the end of the school year. A few kids may express happiness about the super long break they’ll have this year, but that’s not what most people are feeling.

Kids Need Stories

Several years ago, I read an impactful booked called “Playing for Keeps,” by Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy. The premise of this book states that kids (all kids) need six specific things over time.

Never Waste a Crisis

Just a few weeks ago, I would never have imagined we’d be living in the world we live in today. It seems that few people saw quarantines and shelter-in-place policies as a local reality. Now, this is life.

Perspective Shift

Apparently, everyone has more time for Facebook and social media right now. Everyone’s a little overwhelmed, but posting and sharing funny and insightful content is like a part-time job. Whatever it takes, right?

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