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CCSD15 Parent University 2020-21
Navigating Transitions with Your Student
Talking with Your Child About Returning to School During the Pandemic
The coronavirus outbreak has caused major disruptions to daily life and children are feeling these changes deeply. While the return to school will be not only welcome but exciting for many students, others will be feeling anxious or frightened. Here are tips to help your children navigate some of the complicated emotions they may be facing with going back to school.
Having honest, reassuring conversations about the changes your child will experience at school this fall
Practicing safety measures at home while keeping the tone light and fun
Helping your child feel connected and engaged socially while social distancing at home
Gently checking in on how your child is coping and offering creative ways to express difficult feelings
Promoting online safety
Building Resilience Skills With Your Child During Uncertain Times
During this difficult time, it is important to find time to take care of yourself and your children. This article gathers a few ideas for how to enact self-care for the whole family—with the help of media and tech, and sometimes without it.
Using meditation, deep breathing and mental health apps to reduce family tension
Finding movement exercises through dance, running, jump or other video games or apps that involve physical activity
Focusing on healthy habits and wellness through websites and apps that address food and proper nutrition
Seek distractions through funny movies, fascinating documentaries, silly YouTube movies as a way to avoid negative news sources
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