Accessing and using our coping skills during a pandemic can be tricky business. Knowing how to feel or react when the information keeps changing, the finish line keeps moving… is challenging and can lead to symptoms of decision fatigue. With many parents now also coping with the news that this school year will start with more distance learning, we are curating a list of articles and resources to help us all think about how we navigate this time well and together.
New York Times journalist Erik Vance explores the importance of building resilience in our children as we continue to navigate raising and educating children in a pandemic.
This article features Wellness Therapies very own Meg Curtin Rey-Bear, LMHC and Maggie Rowe, LICSW talking about the impact of the pandemic on our community’s kids and families. The article includes strategies for finding support and ideas for self-care and coping.
This article features nine practical, CBT-based tips for getting through the next phase of the pandemic. This includes practice ready ideas for each concept and a brief, but frank, discussion about social media use and why you might want to change it.
A practical analysis of the various apps families can use to monitor screen-time during distance learning and beyond. Includes an analysis of those apps that help with organization.
Juliana Chen, M.D. and Tai Katzenstein, Ph.D., discuss how to create an environment that fosters resilience in our children during these difficult times. Includes helpful hints for what to expect as well as how to listen and create a “talk-aboutable” environment
A quick article outlining 7 important things to consider as we move through this pandemic, including why we need routine, boundaries, and to process our grief – sometimes out loud.