Learning in a new environment is a challenge for everyone. Add to that heightened emotions during these unusual circumstances we are all facing, and you may end up experiencing more anger outbursts from your children than you’re used to. Here are some tips we’ve put together to help calm the volcanoes.
Fun weekend activity alert: Yesterday we posted Dr. Paula’s video reviewing the practice of gratitude. The game of Fortunately/Unfortunately is a creative way to foster communication, explore the ups and downs of our situations, practice looking for the good in the bad, and just have some silly fun. 😁
In Fortunately/Unfortunately, someone starts with a “Fortunately” situation, and everyone takes turns building the story from there. Have fun taking your story in different and
What you’re having to do right now is not easy, parents! First, we acknowledge how difficult this is. Second, we remind you it’s tough for the kids too! Next time everyone is feeling frustrated or angry, print this out to help your kids choose something they can do to calm down and try again. #mindfulness -Center for Testing and Education at PWC
Getting a good night’s sleep is so important, especially now. Stress, anxiety, disrupted routines, and changes in diet and activity levels are leading to disrupted sleep cycles around the world. We’ve prepared some quick reference resources for you on why sleep is so important, and how to get more of it. You’ll find more free resources on our website. We posted a video from Dr. Erin demonstrating a favorite sleep strategy.
You can catch Dr. Erin’s video on our FB page, or he