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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus (#33)

COVID-19 Links 18/11–24/11.2020

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When a COVID-19 patient dies, this is what the doctor's phone call to family looks like

https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/when-a-covid-19-patient-dies-this-is-what-the-doctor-s-phone-call-to-family-looks-like-1.5199989

This is such a poignant picture and a reminder of the grieving that our world is undergoing right now. It’s easy to lose sight of the cost when numbers are so great, but this one doctor calling a family to tell them a relative has died is a picture worth a thousand words.

33 Funny Tweets About Things Kids Say During Their Parents’ Zoom Meetings

https://apple.news/AYonP_0yhSRKq-fQ0aAE1Gw

Because laughter is such important medicine—and we all need the endorphin release of a good laugh right now—these statements by parents about working from home with children are worth reviewing.

Sarah Michelle Gellar Doesn't Worry If Her Kids Are Behind in Math and Reading Because of Virtual Learning: 'Being Flexible is a Life Skill That Will Serve Them Better'

https://www.parents.com/parenting/celebrity-parents/sarah-michelle-gellar-doesnt-worry-if-her-kids-are-behind-in-math-and-reading-because-of-virtual-learning-being-flexible-is-a-life-skill-that-will-serve-them-better/

I don’t usually read much about celebrity insights, but this remark from Sarah Michelle Gellar is a good reminder of a little perspective at this time.

 

This Week’s Links

24.11.2020

Mask Mandates Work — and There Are No Good Arguments Otherwise, a Doctor Says

https://www.popsugar.co.uk/fitness/do-mask-mandates-work-to-stop-spread-covid-19-47999371?utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=US:GB&utm_source=direct

You probably can’t find every mask in this picture 

https://flipboard.com/@popularscience/you-probably-can-t-find-every-mask-in-this-picture-r996ltiihvk6bmch?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

20 Christmas Crafts for Toddlers That They Can Actually Do

https://www.purewow.com/family/christmas-crafts-for-toddlers?utm_campaign=rss&utm_medium=syndication&utm_source=flipboard

Don’t forget the COVID impacts on the incarcerated

https://www.eaglefeathernews.com/news/index.php?detail=4785

What I Wish I Had Known About Adopting An Older Child

https://www.scarymommy.com/know-about-adopting-an-older-child/

How To Improve Communication With Your Teenager, According To A Counselor | MadameNoire

https://madamenoire.com/1201139/how-to-improve-communication-with-your-teenager-according-to-a-licensed-counselor/

22.11.2020

When a COVID-19 patient dies, this is what the doctor's phone call to family looks like

https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/when-a-covid-19-patient-dies-this-is-what-the-doctor-s-phone-call-to-family-looks-like-1.5199989

‘They just don’t care.’ Anger toward COVID-19 deniers mounts as pandemic hits crisis

https://www.kansascity.com/news/coronavirus/article247242284.html

Yes, We Have COVID-19 Vaccines That Are 95% Effective. But That Doesn’t Mean the End of the Pandemic is Near

https://time.com/5913113/covid-19-vaccine/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20201123+++body&et_rid=21600831

10 Ways To Discipline Your Child Without Raising Your Voice

https://madamenoire.com/1198512/discipline-without-raising-your-voice/amp/

When To Use Punishment vs. Reinforcement, From Parenting Experts

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/reinforcement-vs-punishment

How to spot stress, anxiety in your kids

https://www.wthr.com/article/news/health/how-to-spot-stress-anxiety-in-your-kids/531-b743e560-0146-49fe-9aa5-fc44155e5f4f

Take it Easy, Parents: 'Tech Addiction' Among Kids May Not Be As Bad As You Thought

https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/take-it-easy-parents-tech-addiction-among-kids-may-not-be-as-bad-as-you-thought-3107309.html

How To Practice Gratitude When Everything Sucks

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/practice-gratitude-everything-sucks_l_5fb806f9c5b680f7c38b7f64

5 ways to Cultivate Joy in your Daily Routine

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/5-ways-to-cultivate-joy-in-your-daily-routine/?utm_source=Flipboard%3DThrive

75 Tongue Twisters We Dare You To Try 

https://flipboard.com/@parademag/75-tongue-twisters-we-dare-you-to-try-4apj5b9nj3etp53e?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

10 Businesses You Shouldn’t Enter Even If They’re Open | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/covid-risk-business/

21.11.2020

The Best Chores for Teens—and How to Get Your Kid to Do Them

https://www.parents.com/kids/teens/make-money/chores-for-teens-and-how-to-make-them-do-them/

What To Say To People Who Tell You You're Being 'Too Safe' Right Now

https://apple.news/ALnu3WfwyTOWF8tuaFleO1Q

Sarah Michelle Gellar Doesn't Worry If Her Kids Are Behind in Math and Reading Because of Virtual Learning: 'Being Flexible is a Life Skill That Will Serve Them Better'

https://www.parents.com/parenting/celebrity-parents/sarah-michelle-gellar-doesnt-worry-if-her-kids-are-behind-in-math-and-reading-because-of-virtual-learning-being-flexible-is-a-life-skill-that-will-serve-them-better/

Coronavirus FAQ: How Safe Is It To Work Out In A Gym Or Play Indoor Sports?

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/11/20/935911722/coronavirus-faq-how-safe-is-it-to-work-out-in-a-gym-or-play-indoor-sports

Yes, We Have COVID-19 Vaccines That Are 95% Effective. But That Doesn’t Mean the End of the Pandemic is Near

https://time.com/5913113/covid-19-vaccine/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20201121+++body&et_rid=21600831

20.11.2020

Coronavirus: How can society thrive post-pandemic?

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20201118-coronavirus-how-will-it-affect-inequalities-mental-health?ref=briefingday.com&curator=briefingday.com&utm_source=briefingday.com&utm_medium=email

The pandemic has proven that kids are not as resilient as we think

https://www.todaysparent.com/kids/school-age/the-pandemic-has-proven-that-kids-are-not-as-resilient-as-we-think/

19.11.2020

Little Things Therapists Recommend Doing For Your Mental Health Every Day

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/mental-health-covid-

Post-pandemic: How to rebuild resilience and trust

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/11/top-quotes-on-building-resilience-and-restoring-confidence/

An Age-by-Age Guide to Baking with Kids this Holiday

https://www.southernliving.com/christmas/recipes/baking-with-kids-age-guide

33 Funny Tweets About Things Kids Say During Their Parents’ Zoom Meetings

https://apple.news/AYonP_0yhSRKq-fQ0aAE1Gw

Every Question You Have About Kids & A COVID-19 Vaccine

https://www.romper.com/parenting/can-kids-get-the-covid-19-vaccine

18.11.2020

This is how to be happy, according to science

https://www.cnet.com/news/this-is-how-to-be-happy-according-to-science/

Bill Gates Just Predicted the Pandemic Will Change the World in 7 Dramatic Ways

https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/bill-gates-anthony-fauci-pandemic-changes.html

The Holidays Could Feel Lonelier This Year Due to COVID-19, Here's How to Cope

https://www.verywellmind.com/coping-with-covid-holiday-loneliness-5087126

Instead of dinner with family or neighbors, make new plans and traditions this Thanksgiving. We have a few ideas.

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/editorials/2020/11/18/cancel-thanksgiving-try-new-traditions-instead-editorial/6320026002/

Long-term care residents and family members suffer from ongoing lock-down

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/covid-19-businesses-sask-stringent-measures-1.5805358

50 Mantras That’ll Help You Through Every Difficult Situation In Life

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lauragarnett/2020/11/18/50-mantras-thatll-help-you-through-every-difficult-situation-in-life/

200 Funny (& Stupid) Jokes for Kids https://flipboard.com/@parademag/200-funny-stupid-jokes-for-kids-8h5v8ldspt7g4hn6?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

The Best Healthy Snacks to Eat https://flipboard.com/@savoredjourneys/the-best-healthy-snacks-to-eat-c5btauecfa1f6b8p?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

Seven Methods To Help You Switch From Angry To Calm In Seconds

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/11/18/seven-methods-to-help-you-switch-from-angry-to-calm-in-seconds/

YouTube is adding information about COVID-19 vaccines to its fact-check panels

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/18/21573019/youtube-information-panels-fact-check-boxes-covid-19-vaccination-misinformation

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