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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus (#36)

COVID-19 Links 09.12–15.12.2020

Top Links This Week

The two top headings of this last week have definitely been Holiday Coping Strategies and the release of the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Besides writing this blog for the Ministry of Social Services in Saskatchewan, I have created a protocol that helps young people articulate and live by their values. We are utilizing this protocol (A Compelling Life) with both the Ministry of Social Services and Youth Corrections with the Government of Saskatchewan. If you’d like more information about this protocol or the work I am doing, please e-mail me at goebeljerry@me.com

 

COMIC: A Kids' Guide To Coping With The Pandemic (And A Printable Zine)

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/11/17/933920696/comic-a-kids-guide-to-coping-with-the-pandemic-and-a-printable-zine

NPR’s e-zines are always at the top of my list as great discussion starters with children and tweens. You can print them out and go over them together, discussing the information you find.

How to deal with loneliness and isolation over the holidays

https://www.fastcompany.com/90585355/how-to-deal-with-loneliness-and-isolation-over-the-holidays?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

It is highly suggested we do NOT travel over the holidays and remain in our homes with the people with whom we have been living. That means some people are going to be experiencing an isolated Christmas this year. Now is a good time to be planning strategies to deal with that isolation or help a loved one deal with it.

Vaccines alone won't be enough to lift pandemic measures quickly, doctor warns | CBC Radio

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thehouse/vaccine-immunity-task-force-1.5838293?cmp=rss

Dr. Fauci Says When You Can Get Your Old Life Back | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/fauci-back-to-normalcy/

Even though the rollout of the vaccine is outstanding news, we can’t expect the vaccine to end the pandemic by itself. Doctors (including Dr. Fauci) tell us between when the vaccine begins to affect the society-at-large and now, we must continue to follow the 3W’s. Wear a Mask, Watch your distance and Wash your hands. The vaccine will roll out steadily, but slowly and it’s a two-vaccine process. Until the vaccine starts impacting society, safeguard yourself and your family.

 

Last Week’s Links

15.12.2020

This Photographer Has Been Capturing Heartbreaking Images From COVID-19 Medical Frontlines

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katebubacz/powerful-photos-coronavirus-hospitals-frontline

Dr. Fauci Says When You Can Get Your Old Life Back | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/fauci-back-to-normalcy/

Fauci: It Would Be Terrible If People Choose Not To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/15/946617217/fauci-it-would-be-terrible-if-people-choose-not-to-get-covid-19-vaccine

Your home is a hotspot for Covid-19, studies say

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/14/health/home-covid-hotspot-study-wellness/

Here’s How Today’s Young People Can Live a More Resilient and Less Stressful Life

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/heres-how-todays-young-people-can-live-a-more-resilient-and-less-stressful-life/?utm_source=Flipboard%3DThrive

How to manage expectations about holidays during the pandemic

https://www.post-gazette.com/life/holidays/2020/12/15/How-to-manage-expectations-about-holidays-during-the-pandemic/stories/202012160009

Digital Self-Harm Is on the Rise, Study Shows

https://www.verywellmind.com/digital-self-harm-is-on-the-rise-study-shows-5091835

Kids Need To Learn To Disagree. Here's How To Teach Them.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kids-learn-how-to-disagree_l_5fd6fa36c5b62f31c1fe6941

How to restore your sense of control when you feel powerless

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20201209-how-to-restore-your-sense-of-control-when-you-feel-powerless

If The Worst Thing Your Kid Does Is Dye Their Hair A Funky Color, You’re Doing Fine

https://www.scarymommy.com/dye-hair-fashion-choices-okay/

From anxious to thriving: 5 things that have helped me through 2020

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/from-anxious-to-thriving-5-things-that-have-helped-me-through-2020/?utm_source=Flipboard%3DThrive

Sask. restricting most private gatherings to household members only starting Thursday

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatchewan-government-public-health-order-private-gatherings-1.5840936

COVID-19 fatigue, vaccine arrival lead to false sense of security in Sask. residents: expert

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/covid-19-fatigue-vaccine-arrival-leading-to-false-sense-of-security-in-sask-1.5841046

14.12.2020

TIME's Heroes of 2020 | TIME

https://time.com/collection/heroes-of-2020/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20201214+++body&et_rid=21600831

How to Help Your Child Manage Their Anxiety When You Have Anxiety Too

https://redtri.com/how-to-help-your-child-manage-their-anxiety-when-you-have-anxiety-too/

How to deal with loneliness and isolation over the holidays

https://www.fastcompany.com/90585355/how-to-deal-with-loneliness-and-isolation-over-the-holidays?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

11 Little Things To Do When You're Feeling Lonely During The Holidays

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/things-to-do-lonely-holidays_l_5fd28ceac5b66a7584135098

Check On Your Single Mom Friends—Like, For Real

https://www.scarymommy.com/check-on-single-mom-friend/

Completely wiped out from Zoom meetings? Here are 5 exercises for an instant energy boost

https://www.fastcompany.com/90585235/completely-wiped-out-from-zoom-meetings-here-are-5-exercises-for-an-instant-energy-boost?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Health Canada warns people with severe allergies to forgo COVID-19 vaccine

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/12/12/news/health-canada-warning-allergies-covid-19-vaccine

13.12.2020

Bill Gates Predicted the Pandemic. Here’s When He Thinks It Will End and What It Means for You

https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/bill-gates-predicted-pandemic-heres-when-he-thinks-it-will-end-what-it-means-for-your-business.html

Dr. Fauci says life can return to normal in just a few months if this one thing happens

https://bgr.com/2020/12/12/coronavirus-pandemic-end-return-to-normal-fauci-vaccines/?bgr-partner=flipboard

Why "We Know The Vaccine Is Safe," Dr. Fauci Says | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/vaccine-safe-dr-fauci-says/

5 strategies to reduce addiction-like behaviours over the holidays

https://theconversation.com/5-strategies-to-reduce-addiction-like-behaviours-over-the-holidays-151368

12.12.2020

‘No one is safe until we are all safe,’ says national chief on the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines

https://windspeaker.com/news/windspeaker-news/no-one-safe-until-we-are-all-safe-says-national-chief-roll-out-covid-19

Fauci confident vaccines can 'crush' COVID — if vaccine hesitancy doesn't get in the way

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/fauci-confident-vaccines-can-crush-covid-if-vaccine-hesitancy-doesn-t-get-in-the-way-1.5832956

Vaccines alone won't be enough to lift pandemic measures quickly, doctor warns | CBC Radio

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thehouse/vaccine-immunity-task-force-1.5838293?cmp=rss

Canada introduces national compensation program for vaccine injuries ahead of pandemic vaccine rollout

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/vaccine-compensation-1.5837406

Alberta unveils menacing COVID-19 mascot in new ad campaign

https://theprovince.com/news/local-news/covid-19-loves-the-holidays-according-to-new-alberta-psas/wcm/9564002b-711f-41e4-9c37-a792e636a98f

Microsoft’s CEO on the Power of Being a Learn-It-All | Next Big Idea Club

https://nextbigideaclub.com/magazine/conversation-microsofts-ceo-on-the-power-of-being-a-learn-it-all/17851/

11.12.2020

COMIC: A Kids' Guide To Coping With The Pandemic (And A Printable Zine)

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/11/17/933920696/comic-a-kids-guide-to-coping-with-the-pandemic-and-a-printable-zine

Kids Are Anxious And Scared During The Pandemic. Here's How Parents Can Help

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/08/944305912/kids-are-anxious-and-scared-during-the-pandemic-heres-how-parents-can-help

'The Perfect Storm': How Vaccine Misinformation Spread To The Mainstream

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/10/944408988/the-perfect-storm-how-coronavirus-spread-vaccine-misinformation-to-the-mainstrea

Safer Alternatives to Your Favorite Holiday Traditions

https://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/holidays/christmas/safe-alternatives-to-your-favorite-holiday-traditions?fbclid=IwAR2KM_KHNSUP6U9T3_ixguoOGzrg2yaRBTFieV0wiRQdlHYfDfHbTwyycPo

Ask a Therapist: How Can I Deal With Pressure to See Family for the Holidays?

https://www.verywellmind.com/ask-a-therapist-how-can-i-deal-with-holiday-pressure-to-see-family-5089578

9 Mental Health Ground Rules for Anyone Spending the Holidays Alone

https://www.self.com/story/holidays-alone-self-care

4 Ways Tech Has Helped My Autistic Son

https://in.mashable.com/social-good/18866/4-ways-tech-has-helped-my-autistic-son

10.12.2020

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Warns 'Vaccine Nationalism' Is Moving at Full Speed

https://time.com/5919732/vaccine-nationalism-covid19-coronavirus-pandemic/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20201210+++body&et_rid=21600831

Dr. Fauci says to not let people in your home if they’ve done this

https://bgr.com/2020/12/09/coronavirus-safety-tips-travel-fauci-warning/?bgr-partner=flipboard

The WHO Just Updated Its Physical Activity Guidelines for the First Time in a Decade—And This Low-Intensity Exercise Is All You Need

https://www.wellandgood.com/who-physical-activity-guidelines/

4 Everyday Wellness Practices That Don’t Cost a Dime

https://coveteur.com/2020/12/09/free-wellness-practices/

09.12.2020

COMIC: How To Avoid The Common Cold During A Pandemic Winter

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/01/940684226/its-cold-season-in-the-middle-of-a-pandemic-heres-how-to-avoid-the-common-cold

A New Report Confirms Our Fears About Remote Learning's Impact on Students

https://time.com/5918769/coronavirus-schools-learning-loss/

What psychology can tell us about why some people don’t wear masks – and how to change their minds

https://theconversation.com/what-psychology-can-tell-us-about-why-some-people-dont-wear-masks-and-how-to-change-their-minds-150343

COVID Questions: How Should My Family Handle a Coronavirus Christmas?

https://time.com/5917174/coronavirus-christmas-travel/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20201209+++body&et_rid=21600831

A Therapist Is Always a Good Idea, but These 13 Natural Anxiety Remedies Can Make a Big Difference Too

https://parade.com/1131733/leighweingus/natural-remedies-for-anxiety/

The 17 Best Toys For Imaginative Play (No Screens Involved)

https://www.romper.com/parenting/best-toys-for-imaginative-play

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