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.
What do young people think about relationships these days? That’s what Dr. Richard Weissbourd, director of the Making Caring Common Project at Harvard and his team wanted to know.
Jim and Susan* were very purposeful in their decision to let their 6-year-old son play baseball. Jonathan seemed to enjoy the game and actually played well enough to make the All-Star team.“The regular season ended on a Saturday and All-Star practice began on Mother’s Day,” says Jim. “They practiced every day that week with their first game on Friday.
When our daughter graduated from high school a few years ago, I asked a number of people in her life to write her a letter to congratulate her on this accomplishment. I asked them to include words of wisdom as she moved into her next phase of life.I made a scrapbook with the letters and gave it to her as she headed off to college. In my mind, the purpose of the scrapbook was two-fold.
Christi and Matt Broom married in 2005, got pregnant on their honeymoon and welcomed their son Bryan into the world in 2006. “Bryan was perfect,” says Christi. “I had a great maternity leave over Thanksgiving and Christmas. I planned to return to work in January.
When children first start school, parents usually have a pretty clear understanding of how to help their child have a successful year. But when those kids become teenagers, parents sometimes struggle with their role.Parents usually play a much more active role with younger kids in making sure homework is completed, volunteering in the classroom, dealing with friendships, interacting with teachers and making sure their child gets enough rest. Too often, though, parents believe they can be less in...
One of the biggest challenges of parenthood is explaining to your children about bad things that happen in our world. How do you talk with children about violence, death and other issues that are often difficult for even adults to handle?Examine your own feelings first. It is difficult to talk with your children if you have not evaluated your feelings about what has happened.For example, talking about death makes many people uncomfortable.
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