Parenting during COVID
Alexhouse Free Positively Parenting Workshop Series:
Feb 23rd-March 15th
Behavioral science-based information on children, youth and families developed by leaders of the American Psychological Association
Common Sense Media site reviews movies and apps for parents. Includes articles on recommended kids apps.
BC Foundry list of helpful apps for teens.
Kids and Covid
Children who have experienced serious illness or losses in the past are particularly vulnerable to prolonged or intense reactions to graphic news reports or images of illness or death. These children may need extra support and attention. Children who are excessively preoccupied with concerns about COVID19 should be evaluated by a trained and qualified mental health professional.
Other signs that a child may need additional help include: ongoing sleep disturbances, intrusive thoughts or worries, recurring fears about illness or death, reluctance to leave parents or go to school. If such behaviors persist, ask your child’s doctor to help arrange an appropriate referral. (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Returning kids to school:
-Complications of online vs in-person schooling (American article but addresses vulnerable youth),
-CDC Return to school article and interactive decision making tool for parents.
-Returning kids to school: How to feel ok about your decision.
-How to talk to your kids about returning to school. (video)
-Everyday anxiety strategies for educators (and now for parents and caretakers) EASE-BC Education.
Parents and Women are struggling the most with COVID related stress. Recent Canadian Study finds.
Article on identifying 10 signs of COVID stress on kids. Interviews with a variety of mental health professionals
Useful Parenting Articles about Parenting Covid Issues and How to talk to kids about Covid by Kelty Mental Health Canada
Psychologist discusses how to motivate your kids when they are stuck at home
UCLA health, COVID and Pregnancy
Post Secondary Students