Check out this weekly webinar series put together by Common Sense Media. This past week’s webinar “Making Room for Uncomfortable Emotions” features Dr. Damour, psychologist, and Dr. Natterson, pediatrician, as they discuss supporting the emotional and psychical needs of kids during these times at home. They suggest ways to lean in to these difficulties alongside teaching protective coping skills.
“Conversations with Common Sense brings together authors, experts, and thought leaders for meaningful and timely dialogue on what it means to raise healthy and happy kids in the digital age. This special COVID-19 edition will feature tips and advice on keeping kids engaged, entertained, and learning while at home, as well as best practices for managing stress and self-care for the whole family during this time of social distancing.”
Webinars are recorded and available to watch and share on our YouTube channel.
Quarantine with Grace
Young Kids Coping with Anxiety
Crawling the Walls with Teens
Sheltering in Place with Young Children
Parenting in New Terrain
Building Skills in Young Kids
A National Town Hall for Parents
Making Room for Uncomfortable Emotions
If you’re looking for an updated resource with recommendations on how to talk to your children about the facts of COVID-19, we recommend the information posted here from the CDC.
Common Sense Media has released a new Apple podcast called Parent Trapped. “The coronavirus pandemic has turned our lives upside down. Parent Trapped is here to help. Each week, host Ann Marie Baldonado checks in with authors, educators, and celebrities to bring you real-world stories and tips. You’ll hear from experts and listeners on everything from juggling work and school with kids at home to awesome pillow fort designs (!) and great family movies. Common Sense created Parent Trapped to capture parents’ candid stories and moments when reality meets (comic) relief. Because, let’s face it: Raising kids in quarantine is a challenge none of us saw coming.”