Supporting Families During COVID-19

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We know parents are struggling to balance work, child care and self-care while keeping worries — both your children’s and your own — under control. You don’t have to do it alone.

Our clinical and supportive resources include:

And Today’s Daily Tip: USE ATTENTION TO MANAGE BEHAVIOR

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Coping With the Coronavirus Crisis

Supporting Kids Through the COVID-19 Crisis
Tips for nurturing and protecting children at home.

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis
Tips for parents with older children at home.

Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus
For parents, prioritizing your own well-being benefits your whole family.

Anxiety and Coping With the Coronavirus
Managing worry — your kids’ and your own.

How Mindfulness Can Help During COVID-19
Tips for calming anxiety during a difficult time.

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
Kids worry more when they’re kept in the dark. Here’s what to say.

Giving Kids With ADHD Support and Structure During the Coronavirus Crisis
Managing attention (yours and theirs) will help kids thrive.

 

Autism and the Coronavirus

Resources for Families of Children on the Spectrum
From how to talk to kids with autism about the coronavirus to how to teach handwashing and develop schedules.

 

Managing Anxiety

Anxious Stomach Aches and Headaches
Anxiety in children sometimes manifest physically. Here’s what to watch for.

How to Help Children Manage Fears
Tips for teaching children how to build resilience and learn to calm themselves down, even when things feel scary.

Tips for Calming Anxious Kids
Go-to techniques for coaxing anxiety-prone children out of their fears from a Mom who’s been there.

How to Avoid Passing Anxiety on to Your Kids
Help yourself, and them, by learning techniques to manage stress in a healthy way.

How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior
Kids who are acting out, melting down, or being defiant may actually be seriously anxious.

What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious
How to respect their feelings without empowering their fears.

Panic Attacks and How to Treat Them
Knowing what to look for and how to help children calm down is key.

The Power of Mindfulness
How a meditation practice can help kids (and parents) feel less anxious and more relaxed.

 

Discipline and Behavior

Why Do Kids Have Problems With Transitions?
A look at why being asked to switch gears is a common trigger for whining and tantrums.

How Can We Help Kids With Transitions?
With the right support, children can learn to change gears without whining and tantrums.

Three Common Parenting Traps
And tips for avoiding them.

Why do Kids Have Tantrums and Meltdowns?
Understanding why they happen can help parents head problems off before they escalate.

How to Discipline Toddlers
Setting and enforcing consistent limits is key.

How To Make Time Outs Work
Tips for using them effectively.

When Siblings Won’t Stop Fighting
How parents can keep the peace and help kids learn to resolve conflicts.

 

Dealing With Loss

Helping Children Cope With Grief
Tips broken down into a range of ages and experiences, and information about what to say, who should say it, what to look out for and how to help.

How to Handle Holidays After a Death in the Family
Grief can make special days harder

What Is PTSD?
The disorder looks different in children as they develop

Treatment for PTSD
There are several evidence-based therapies for young people with PTSD