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June 15, 2020
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Tools For Families Coping with Stress

Monday, June 15, 2020

Go Away, Big Stress Monster! 
A Short 'Relax and Calm Down' List

Kid Stuff

How You & Your Kids can De-Stress, on the web, PBS Kids with Daniel Tiger & other videos

Calming Exercises for Kids, Breathing and Stretching - follow a little claymation monkey through a series of simple stretches with peaceful music.  Stop the film when you can see the island with water all around it at the end - or YouTube goes on to some random video.

Mindfulness Breathing Meditation for Kids, with ocean imagery, on YouTube.  Nothing much to watch, this is for listening.  Great for bedtime.

Which Wolf Do You Feed?  A short cartoon based on a Native American wisdom tale, to help kids understand a big idea about managing emotions.  On YouTube.

Once, I was very very scared... a free online story book about the different ways we cope with stress & fear, on YouTube                   Fear, in English     Miedo, in Spanish

Parent Stuff

Rate Your Stress & Make a Plan Check out the charts in this extremely helpful article and make a resiliency plan for yourself and your family.

Parenting Now, Helpful Advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Support for Parents during COVID 19, a list of local and remote resources

Lower Your Expectations, & Other Parenting Advice  Read an article written for parents now, with advice from Dr. Scott Cypers, director of stress and anxiety programs at the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center.

10 Tips to Prevent Fights with Loved Ones During Quarantine, Article online, also published in Psychology Today magazine.

Common Sense Media reviews apps & movies that could relieve family stress.  
                 Common Sense Media article in English    Artículo in Spanish