Carolina Springs Counseling Crew
Contact your School Counselor if your family needs resources
Edie Burritt (3rd and 4th grades, Snow, Martin and Kallange's classes): firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Calhoun (5th grade, 4K classes): email@example.com
Penny Steinmeyer (1st and 2nd grades, Curry, Cockrell, Youngblood and Schroeder's classes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking Care of Our Mental Health
Some tips offered in this article include:
- If your child (or you) is particularly anxious about the Corona virus, allow a set time in the day as "worry time". You can write down the worries or talk about them and problem solve together. Limit this time and then plan to move on at a specific time.
- Be present for your child. Turn off the screens and help your child to be aware of their senses in the moment. This is a wonderful calming activity.
- Check in with your child about his/her feelings. Make this a weekly planned activity.
- Before you go to bed each night, list 3 good things from that day.
- Have as much of a routine in your day as possible to give your child a sense of normalcy and a predictable schedule. Children (and adults) really function better when we know what to expect in our day.
Daily Quarantine Questions
2. What expectations of "normal" am I letting go of today?
3. How am I getting outside today?
4. How am I moving my body today?
5. How am I expressing my creativity today?
6. What type of self-care am I practicing today?
7. What am I grateful for today?
Spread Kindness, not Corona!
How are you spreading kindness at your house?
Hold the door open for someone
Draw a picture for someone
Say something nice to someone
Clean up your toys without being asked
Give a family member a hug
Tell someone you love them
Call someone to say hi
Watch someone else’s favorite movie with them
Clean up your dishes after eating
Help make a meal
Do a chore for someone
Help set the table
Leave a kind note for the mail carrier
Help someone make their bed
Help someone clean their room
Call someone and tell them to have a nice day
Read someone’s favorite book with them
Give a compliment
Give two high fives (then wash your hands)
Draw a picture for your neighbor