Coping during Covid-19

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.

By Dani Blum
COVID-19 Resources and Articles

This series of vignettes features families from around our country sharing how the pandemic has effected their parenting and relationships. There are moments of vulnerability that remind us all that there is no one way to live through a pandemic.

Anna Borges for self magazine

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. 

COVID-19 Resources and Articles
Common Sense Media
COVID-19 Resources and Articles

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.

The New York Times

Part of the NY Times Parenting series offering a breakdown of steps parents can take to feel better prepared to support our children through this fall’s distance learning experience.

Psychology Today
COVID-19 Resources and Articles

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

Psychology Today

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.

COVID-19 Resources and Articles

Washington State program providing non-clinical support for stress related to COVID-19.