I am starting to see more students begin to adjust to digital learning. I’m so proud of how hard they are working and amazed at their resilience. I know they wouldn’t be handling it as well without your support, so I commend you for that.
The complaint I heard the most as I was checking in over the last week was boredom and being tired of being in the house. So, I decided to create a Remote Learning Challenge. The challenge include a combination of kind things they can do while social distancing and ways to promote positive thinking and assess their emotions.
As for a parent resource for the week, I found this one by the CDC really helpful. It’s titled, Stress and Coping, and its specific to the Coronavirus Pandemic:
I thought it was helpful how this article highlighted signs and symptoms of stress in kids. They are as follows:
- Excessive crying or irritation in younger children
- Returning to behaviors they have outgrown (for example, toileting accidents or bedwetting)
- Excessive worry or sadness
- Unhealthy eating or sleeping habits
- Irritability and “acting out” behaviors
- Poor school performance or avoiding school
- Difficulty with attention and concentration
- Avoidance of activities enjoyed in the past
- Unexplained headaches or body pain
If your child is exhibiting any of these behaviors, the article also has suggestions for how to handle that.