As a parent, there has been a lot of adjusting to do. Sure, keeping everyone happy and occupied is quite a challenge, but here are some great parenting resources for COVID-19 that you can use to strengthen your family and make some long-lasting memories.
There’s no doubt that many people will face financial hardship during the Coronavirus situation, but help may be easier than you think! Although assistance may vary depending on where you live and what companies you use, the bottom line is that some of the financial anxiety of keeping utilities turned on can be mitigated by a simple phone call. Various utilities (water, gas, electric, cellular/fiber optics/internet providers) have new, or very flexible, generous payment options – minimum. Many say they will not disconnect service for set periods of time regardless of payment and are automatically reconnecting service to people that have been disconnected. Often, companies are willing to work with people through a variety of programs. It’s well worth your time to call and see what works best in your individual situation.
People across America paid close attention to news about missing teen, Elizabeth Thomas, and her alleged kidnapper, Tad Cummins. After a nationwide manhunt, authorities continued to uncover evidence of an inappropriate romantic relationship between the girl and her 50-year-old teacher. Experts now believe Cummins had been grooming the student for a while.This is a parent’s worst nightmare.
Throughout her teenage years, she often dreamed about what life would be like when she became an adult. The idea of staying up as late as she wanted, doing what she wanted when she wanted to do it, and not answering to anybody in authority over her made her want to fast forward to “that” day.Then it happened. She was out on her own.
Of the 76 million children living in the United States, a staggering 60 percent (46 million) of them will experience violence, abuse, crime and psychological trauma before they turn 18. That's according to the U.S. Department of Justice.Believe it or not, home life plays a huge part in these statistics.
Many children are exposed to abuse, neglect and family dysfunction which experts often refer to as toxic stress. But why can some kids who encounter toxic stress move beyond it and lead a healthy life while others cannot?That’s the question researchers set out to answer in one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and later-life health and well-being. The study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Kaiser Permanente, is called the Adverse Childhood Experi...
In 2001, Regina R. Robertson hated her day job, so she was very thankful, and relieved, when she was ultimately fired. She also felt free to pursue a new path, as a writer.
While driving her teen daughters home from school, Mom asked them what they knew about 13 Reasons Why, a popular Netflix series about a teen who commits suicide. The youngest was clueless. The older daughter, however, definitely knew what her mom was talking about.When Mom told the girls she didn’t want them watching the show on Netflix, the cat-that-ate-the-canary look on her oldest daughter’s face said she was too late.
ADDITIONAL PARENTING RESOURCES
- Virtual Field Trips to Take with Your Kids
- Free Ivy League Courses You Can Take Online Right Now
- Downloadable Coloring Pages
- Museums, Symphonies & Operas You Can Enjoy From Home
- Broadway Plays & Musicals You Can Watch From Home
- The Art Institute of Chicago Artwork Displayed Online
- Disney Imagineering & Khan Academy: “Imagineering in a Box”
- 16 Card Games That Will Turn Your Students Into Math Aces
- Free stories from Audible.com
- Free Online Activities from Disney & Kennedy Space Center
- YouTube: Celebrities Reading to Kids
- Virtual Farm Tours
- Simple Activities for Children and Adolescents
- Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation for Kids
- NASA Kids’ Club
- Smithsonian Animal Webcams, Activities & Interactive Games
- 101 Activities to do with Toddlers & Preschoolers at Home
- Storyline Online
- Bedtime Math
- Resources for Math, English Language Arts, & Science
- Free Animated Online Lesson for Kids About Coronavirus
- BreakoutEDU: Fun @ Home
- Conjuguemos: Teaching Language Through Fun Activities & Games
- PBS Learning Media