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For Parents

Thank you to Carolyn, Dharini, Gretchen, Heather, Jen, Liz, Margaret, Monica, and Tamara for the photos above.

This pandemic has caused children of all ages to be home with families.  There can be a little silver lining of getting quality time as a family away from hectic schedules.  However, the pandemic may also come with difficult stresses and questions including sick family members, job loss, child care, how to keep young children occupied, how to discuss this with children, how to keep older children connected to their school and friends, and more.  Explore the resources in the following sections:

  • Parents of Young Children

  • Parents of Teens

  • Parents of College Students

  • Podcasts (See NEW Parent Trapped and HappiNest)

  • Ways to Engage Children

FOR PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN

 

What Is It That Keeps Most Little Kids From Getting Covid-19

American Academy of Pediatrics:  Guidance for School Re-Entry

Check out this Parenting In Place Master Class

Kids Know How To Occupy Themselves. We Need To Let Them Do It.

Coronavirus School Closures Means Kids Are Missing More Than Class.  Here's How To Help

Burnt Out On Homeschooling?

Kids are Grieving Too

Kawasaki Disease:

David Rubenstein Interviews Dr. Kurt Newman, President and CEO of Children's National

Harvard Health:  Kawasaki Syndrome

Cases of Kawasaki Disease are being seen in Europe and the US

Kawasaki in Italian kids

Parenting:

Your Only Goal Is To Arrive

AAP:  Tips To Juggle Parenting and Working At Home

Wendt Center for Loss & Healing:  Parenting in A Pandemic

Supporting And Talking To Children:

Parent Guide to Helping Families Cope with Covid-19

Supporting Homebound Children During COVID-19

Children's National Medical Center

CDC:  Caring For Children

American Academy of Pediatrics:  Tips To Keep The Calm At Home

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:  Talking To Children About COVID-19

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:  Helping Kids Cope While Sheltering in Place

Documents From The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress:

1.  Taking Care of Your Family

2.  Supporting Homebound Children

3.  Discussing Coronavirus With Your Children

4.  Finding the Right Words To Talk With Children & Teens

Harvard Health:  Coronavirus Outbreak and Kids

Mass General Clay Center:  7 Ways To Support Kids & Teens Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:  News and Children

8 Tips For Helping Our Kids Cope with Coronavirus

Children's National Medical Center Resources:  How To Manage Your Family's Extra Time At Home

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP):  How To Make Your Family Feel Safe During Times of Crisis 

Wendt Center For Loss & Healing:  Tips For Managing Big Emotions At All Ages

Psychological Tips For Children & Adolescents' Emotions

10 Tips To Better Sleep For Children