Links & Resources
- Information about Coping: Resources, Masks, Grocery Shopping Tips
- Talking to your child about COVID-19
- Parenting during the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Cloth Face Coverings: The CDC recently updated guidelines on wearing masks and cloth face coverings. Click here to read more and see mask patterns, including one made from old t-shirts that does not require elastic. A number of YouTube channels offer tutorials and the New York Times posted patterns too.
- Grocery Shopping Safety Tips: The Washington Post wrote about things we can do to shop safely, especially when going to the grocery store. The New York Times offers general tips about navigating how to go out when you must leave home.
The New York Times Parenting section recently updated their section and this article, 11 Questions Parents May Have about Coronavirus, which covers a wide range of questions. Other interesting links:
- You Can Take Care of Yourself in Coronavirus Quarantine, Starting Right Now
- Self-Care pages for creative ideas and tips for how to manage your time.
- You can take care of yourself in coronavirus quarantine, starting right now to tips that you can start immediately.
The Washington Post has updated it's home page and offers the section "For Your Time at Home" with helpful articles about things to do at home.
- In this video, they interview Dr. Jennifer Yip, executive director of the Renewed Freedom Center for Rapid Anxiety Relief, who offers five things adults can do to help deal with the anxiety.
- 12 productive things you can do to feel better about being stuck at home
- So you’re stuck at home. Here’s a guide to finding great art while in isolation.
- 12 historic sites you can virtually tour from the couch
- When everything is canceled: How to help students make the most of their newfound free time
- Cleaning in the age of COVID-19
If you're curious about the confirmed cases in the DMV, WaPo is reporting on each case (to the extent that they can keep it up) here.
The following resources will provide information and guidance about imparting information and relieving anxiety surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
- How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
- Talking to Kids About COVID-19: A Parent Resource
- Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety
- Feeling Anxiety About Coronavirus? A Psychologist Offers Tips to Stay Clearheaded
- Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus
- Coronavirus Resources from the American School Counselor Association
Emily Landon, the chief infectious disease epidemiologist at University of Chicago Medicine, recently gave a straightforward talk about why social distancing is so crucial and currently the only tool we have to fight this pandemic. We highly encourage you to read this Washington Post article and watch an excerpt of Landon's talk: One doctor’s straight talk about the coronavirus strikes a chord with anxious Americans
Washington Post has compiled, Parenting during Coronavirus, a page that answers some of the questions parents may have, including the big one that we've been hearing—can we still have play dates? Can kids get together if there's only two people?
Please, do not hold play dates or social gatherings. Children may not experience the symptoms as acutely as adults, but they can be likely carriers of the virus and remain asymptomatic for up to two weeks, allowing for undetected spread to parents, siblings, grandparents, neighbors, etc. The nature of the virus means one play date can have exponential consequences.
Cabin fever yet?
There are lots of resources for things to do with your children. Below are just a few ideas. In weeks to come, we'll compile more.