Resources for Parents
Times of great change can bring up feelings of stress and anxiety for all of us, and especially children. Below is a link with suggestions for creating routines and a sense of safety for your children during stressful times:
COVID-19: Five Helpful Responses for Families
Helping Children Deal with Disappointment
During the pandemic, routines have changed, sports and activities may have been canceled and children may be experiencing a variety of disappointments. We have linked below to an article from Child Mind Institute on helping your child handle disappointment:
How to Help Your Kids Handle Disappointment
Many are feeling fatigued from dealing with all of the challenges in our lives. This link has several short blog posts about showing ourselves compassion and managing our stress.
Creating Light in the Dark Winter
Video Support for Parents
Below are several videos offering Parent support during the pandemic. These videos were developed by Building Bridges program staff across Dane County. For additional information on these topics, please reach out to your VASD student services staff members.
Helping Children Cope with Change: A Parent’s Guide to Providing Support
Ayudando a Nuestros Niños Afrontar los Cambios (Helping Children Cope with Change)