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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus (#43)

COVID-19 Links 27.01.2021-02.02.2021

This Week’s Best Links

Yale is offering its highly popular 'happiness' course to high school students for free

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/01/us/yale-good-life-class-trnd-wellness/

If there is a way for you to get your teen’s school to include this course or a means by which you could take the course with your own teen, it would be well-worth it. This course has been taken (free) by millions of adults and Yale edited the content to make it more applicable to high school students.

Signs of Depression in Children During COVID-19

https://www.verywellfamily.com/signs-of-depression-in-children-during-covid-5095913

There is a worthwhile list in this link for parents to review distinct changes in your child’s behavior and see if depression may be a factor.

Canada Is Reminding People About The Signal For Help & What To Do If You See It 

https://flipboard.com/@narcitycanada/canada-is-reminding-people-about-the-signal-for-help-what-to-do-if-you-see-it-31usgdiko8auqibv?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

There are less opportunities to report domestic abuse during COVID-19. If you see someone making this hand sign, it is an international sign of domestic abuse. Also, this article includes strategies for assisting someone who has shared this signal with you.

Vice Principal’s Letter to Tooth Fairy on Behalf of Student Who Lost Tooth at School Goes Viral

https://www.fatherly.com/news/vice-principal-letter-tooth-fairy/

This is a very feel-good note from an excellent educator—and vice principal—to the tooth fairy. It’s worth a read and a smile. Share this at your next meal (whether or not you believe in tooth fairies).

I Want to Be the “Yes” Mom Again

https://redtri.com/i-want-to-be-the-yes-mom-again/

This mom realizes she has been dipping into the “no jar” too many times during the pandemic and she decides she wants to change her behavior.

Touching Your Face Is Riskier Than You Think 

https://flipboard.com/@healthdigest/touching-your-face-is-riskier-than-you-think-a7nf8kn1tovnhu37?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

This is a written warning for adults, but it will also give you better insights to assist your children. Touching your face has always been a way to get sick, but it’s even more dangerous now.

 

This Week’s Links

02.02.2021

Yale is offering its highly popular 'happiness' course to high school students for free

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/01/us/yale-good-life-class-trnd-wellness/

Giving Kids Choices Can Decrease Stress at Home During COVID-19

https://www.verywellfamily.com/giving-kids-choices-during-quarantine-5100933

What are the different COVID-19 variants and why do they matter?

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/what-are-the-different-covid-19-variants-and-why-do-they-matter-1.5291991

Johnson & Johnson vaccine provides strong shield against severe COVID, but raises concern about variants

https://apple.news/AMeqtVznVQciqiKZDbyo4gw

Juggling remote work with kids' education is a mammoth task. Here's how employers can help

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/juggling-remote-work-with-kids-education-is-a-mammoth-task-heres-how-employers-can-help/

Students Respond to Adults’ Fixation on 'Learning Loss' (Opinion)

https://www.edweek.org/leadership/opinion-students-respond-to-adults-fixation-on-learning-loss/2021/02

Indigenous Storytelling Month goes online during COVID-19

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/indigenous-storytelling-month-traditions-laugher-1.5896231

Youth shelter opens in Saskatoon

https://www.eaglefeathernews.com/news/index.php?detail=4864

‘It disgusts me’: how a wealthy couple lied to get a vaccine meant for Indigenous people

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/02/beaver-creek-coronavirus-vaccination-rod-ekaterina-baker

01.02.2021

Signs of Depression in Children During COVID-19

https://www.verywellfamily.com/signs-of-depression-in-children-during-covid-5095913

If You Have This Mask, Get a New One Now, CDC Says | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-cdc-face-mask-wrong/

Travellers should prepare for post-flight testing, hotel quarantine as soon as Thursday: Alghabra

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/new-pandemic-travel-measures-soon-1.5895349

Canada's Travel Rules Had A Major Update & Here's Everything You Need To Know 

https://flipboard.com/@narcitycanada/canada-s-travel-rules-had-a-major-update-here-s-everything-you-need-to-know-4ibvdmieh3is8qnr?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

Don't like Canada's new mandatory quarantine? It's part of why New Zealand is now back to normal

https://thestarphoenix.com/news/dont-like-canadas-new-mandatory-quarantine-its-part-of-why-new-zealand-is-now-back-to-normal/wcm/d6717546-3f2c-44c1-8323-4dc0d2f38047

'Searching for answers:' Saskatchewan records deadliest month of COVID-19

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatchewan-records-deadliest-month-of-covid-19-pandemic-1.5895793

Parade of vehicles in Regina to thank doctor follows last weekend's protest outside his home

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saqib-shahab-doctor-parade-protests-home-1.5895360

31.01.2021

Canada Is Reminding People About The Signal For Help & What To Do If You See It 

https://flipboard.com/@narcitycanada/canada-is-reminding-people-about-the-signal-for-help-what-to-do-if-you-see-it-31usgdiko8auqibv?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

Canadian mask makers prepare for change as COVID-19 variants spread

https://www.straight.com/covid-19-pandemic/canadian-mask-makers-prepare-for-change-as-covid-19-variants-spread

There Are 4 Types of Hobbies—Here’s How To Pick the Right One To Fulfill You

https://www.wellandgood.com/types-of-hobbies/

3 Simple Strategies To Keep You Always Learning

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/364090

30.01.2021

Vice Principal’s Letter to Tooth Fairy on Behalf of Student Who Lost Tooth at School Goes Viral

https://www.fatherly.com/news/vice-principal-letter-tooth-fairy/

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Is 66% Effective In Preventing Moderate To Severe COVID-19

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/01/29/961887796/johnson-johnson-vaccine-is-66-effective-in-preventing-moderate-to-severe-covid-1

2 Sisters On Enjoying Life: Instead Of 'A Drama Or A Novela, Make It A Sitcom'

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/29/961177995/2-sisters-on-enjoying-life-instead-of-a-drama-or-a-novela-make-it-a-sitcom

35 Tricky Riddles That Will Keep Even the Smartest Kids on Their Toes

https://www.fatherly.com/play/tricky-hard-riddles-with-answers/

Opinion | Anti-maskers think the rules aren’t for them. Time to send a few to jail

https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2021/01/30/anti-maskers-think-the-rules-arent-for-them-time-to-send-a-few-to-jail.html

Amid Covid deaths, schools aren't prepared to support students through grief and trauma

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/amid-covid-deaths-schools-aren-t-prepared-support-students-through-ncna1256207

Sask. holds line on less-stringent restrictions than other Prairie provinces

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/analysis-sask-covid-1.5892825

CDC Warns Doing This Now is a Huge Mistake | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-cdc-covid-safe-tips/

From A Teacher: 6 Things The Pandemic Taught Us About How To Do School Better

https://www.scarymommy.com/six-things-pandemic-taught-us/

29.01.2021

3 science-based strategies to increase your creativity

https://ideas.ted.com/3-science-based-strategies-to-increase-your-creativity/

40 Amazingly Funny Bad Puns to Share With Your Kids

https://www.fatherly.com/play/funny-puns-bad-puns-for-kids/

10 parenting strategies to reduce your kids' pandemic stress

https://theconversation.com/10-parenting-strategies-to-reduce-your-kids-pandemic-stress-151419

Behind closed bedroom doors, a teenage mental health crisis is brewing

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/29/teenage-mental-health-crisis-britain-schools-shutdown-young-people

Pain relief medications like Tylenol and Advil are 'perfectly fine' – but only after COVID-19 vaccine, experts say

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/01/29/covid-19-tylenol-advil-vaccine-coronavirus-cdc-who/4290975001/

Bill Gates Warns That a Next Pandemic Could Be 10 times Worse

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/364371?utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=related&utm_campaign=syndication

28.01.2021

You Can Watch This Video Of Michael Bublé Doing Random Things To Support Mental Health

https://www.narcity.com/en-ca/people/bell-lets-talk-day-2021-watching-this-video-of-michael-buble-supports-mental-health

You may need to start wearing better face masks

https://www.livescience.com/variants-mask-upgrade.html

One mask or two? As other countries explore new options, Canada sticks to its COVID-19 advice

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2021/01/28/one-mask-or-two-as-other-countries-explore-new-options-canada-sticks-to-its-covid-19-advice.html

Miami Heat to welcome back fans with help of Covid-sniffing dogs

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/miami-heat-welcome-back-fans-help-covid-sniffing-dogs-n1255955

A Neurosurgeon Says the Sharpest Minds Do These 5 Things Daily

https://apple.news/AljdHuCjrSSSK-9e3htsbgA

The Psychological Case for Adopting a Grounding Practice Before Meals—Even If You’re Not Someone Who Says Grace

https://www.wellandgood.com/gratitude-practice-before-eating-mindfulness/

New COVID-19 variant in Sask. would not trigger new measures: Dr. Shahab

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatchewan-covid-19-variant-1.5890742

CDC Scientists Are Proposing a "Path Forward" For Students to Return to School in Person

https://www.popsugar.co.uk/parenting/cdc-scientists-on-students-returning-to-in-person-schooling-48132737?utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=US:GB&utm_source=direct

How to Practice Emotional Regulation: 5 Exercises to Help You Stay in Control

https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/emotional-regulation-skills/

COVID-19 has changed university teaching – here are five things to stick with in the future

https://theconversation.com/covid-19-has-changed-university-teaching-here-are-five-things-to-stick-with-in-the-future-152287

27.01.2021

I Want to Be the “Yes” Mom Again

https://redtri.com/i-want-to-be-the-yes-mom-again/

Kids Make Mistakes. How We Respond to Them Makes All The Difference

https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/kids-make-mistakes-how-we-respond-to-them-makes-all-the-difference/

I'm a Mom and a Play Expert: These Are the 8 Everyday Household Items I Give My Kids as Toys

https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/advice/im-a-mom-and/im-a-mom-and-a-play-expert-these-are-the-everyday-household-items-i-give-my-kids-as-toys/

4 Diagnoses That Kids Can (And Can’t) Outgrow

https://www.fatherly.com/health-science/can-you-grow-out-of-asthma-adhd-autism-allergies/

Avoid preventive pain relievers before getting a COVID vaccine: Experts

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/avoid-preventive-pain-relievers-covid-vaccine-experts/story?id=75491965

Touching Your Face Is Riskier Than You Think 

https://flipboard.com/@healthdigest/touching-your-face-is-riskier-than-you-think-a7nf8kn1tovnhu37?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

CDC Makes The Case For Schools Reopening

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/26/960885936/cdc-makes-case-for-school-reopening

Mandryk: COVID-19 should enhance our views of mental health issues

https://leaderpost.com/opinion/columnists/mandryk-covid-19-should-enhance-our-views-of-mental-health

Cancel travel plans, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urges Canadians

https://www.cp24.com/news/cancel-travel-plans-prime-minister-justin-trudeau-urges-canadians-1.5283590

Bill and Melinda Gates warn of "immunity inequality"

https://www.axios.com/bill-melinda-gates-annual-letter-coronavirus-inequality-5728cf6d-9c04-49d9-b2b1-670bb7459a57.html

Maverick Citizen: Bill and Melinda Gates: The world needs an inclusive vaccination response to end Covid-19 pandemic

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-01-27-gates-foundation-calls-for-an-inclusive-vaccination-response-to-end-covid-19-pandemic/

Regular afternoon naps linked to improved cognitive function

https://www.sciencefocus.com/the-human-body/afternoon-naps-linked-to-improved-cognitive-function/

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