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Dear Parents & Families, (especially all you mom's of little ones...)

By taking care of ourselves, we can better care for our children ! Please remember to do something each day for you...even if it's only for 20 minutes. You might have to wake up a little earlier, have your kids sit get an extra 20 minutes of elctronics time, however you can get your 20 minutes a day...GET IT!   YOU NEED IT AND DESERVE IT!

        

Click on the picture below to read article.

Anxiety can be harsh and hit fast, but there are ways you can help calm anxiety even if you canít get rid of it. Here are some tips to manage it all. #coronavirus #anxiety #openfit

The following link is a great article and a MUST READ for  PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN  about wearing face masks.

"Are you happy or sad? How wearing face masks can impact children’s ability to read emotions"

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/education-plus-development/2020/04/21/are-you-happy-or-sad-how-wearing-face-masks-can-impact-childrens-ability-to-read-emotions/

 

EMPATHY JOURNAL

A great way to get kids to understand empathy and be more empathetic to one another.

"The work the world is doing right now to change the way we relate to one another is deep, meaningful, and challenging work. To be able to step into the shoes of someone that comes from a different race, ethnicity, or walk of life takes courage. It takes intention. This work can start at a young age."

Click the link below for the journal.

https://gostrengthsftp.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/Printables/EmpathyJournal_GoZenPrintable.pdf

Here are some GREAT BOOKS to help you manage some of the everyday battles you might be having! YOU ARE NOT ALONE! You might be thinking, "I don't have time to read a book now", but reading a little each day (even 15-20 minutes) can get you into a positive mind-set for the day ahead.

 

Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids by Dr. Laura Markham

https://www.amazon.com/Peaceful-Parent-Happy-Kids-Connecting/dp/0399160280

 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

 

Sample Schedule for Parents  

You can tweak it to meet your needs! If you need help, send me an e-mail to kfleming@watchungschools.us

 

Sesame Street Characters Talk to Children and

Help Answer Their Questions about The Corona Virus

Elmo Sesame Street 1 | Clipart Panda - Free Clipart Images ...

 

https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2020/04/25/entire-cnn-sesame-street-coronavirus-town-hall-part-1-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/entire-cnn-sesame-street-coronavirus-town-hall/

In an effort to support any conversations you may be having at home, or questions your child may have, I have attached some optional links below that you may find helpful. Additionally, our school counselors and school psychologist are available to provide you with additional resources or to speak directly with students if desired. 

How to Talk to your Children about Protests and Racism

http://www.cnn.com/2020/06/01/health/protests-racism-talk-to-children-wellness/index.html

How to Talk to your Kids about Racism, Protests, and Injustice

https://www.today.com/parents/how-talk-kids-about-racism-protests-injustice-t182929