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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus (#45)

COVID-19 Links 10.01.2021-16.02.2021

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5 Conversations You Need To Have With Your Child Before They Head Back To School After Lockdown 3.0

https://graziadaily.co.uk/life/parenting/back-to-school-march-tips/

If you have a child heading back to school, here are five conversations to have with them. It’s also a good checklist if you’ve been working from home and may return soon.

Bill Gates has a plan to save the world. Will the world listen?

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/bill-gates-interview-climate-crisis

Gates was funding pandemic research and encouraging governments to do the same during the Obama Administration. 

A Comic Just For Kids: How To Stay Safe From The Coronavirus

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/11/16/934679210/just-for-kids-how-to-stay-safe-from-the-coronavirus

I love NPR comics, it is a great tool for explaining things to children, tweens and teens in a way they will understand. You can print it off and walk through the pictures together. Thanks National Public Radio!

Let pupils play this summer instead of facing more lessons – psychologists

https://www.newschainonline.com/news/let-pupils-play-summer-instead-facing-more-lessons-psychologists-96483

This is worth a long read and in-depth thought. It’s not just the curriculum that children have lost, but the social skills of playing with others AND the cognitive skills of playing alone. Jean Piaget, the eminent child psychologist used to remind his students that, “Play is the work of children.”

Doctors warn Covid will become endemic and people need to learn to live with it

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/12/doctors-warn-covid-will-become-endemic-and-people-need-to-learn-to-live-with-it.html

Increasingly, we are hearing scientists tell us we’re going to have to live with the coronavirus and continue social distancing, mask-wearing and hand-washing for years to come. How do we embrace some of what we thought were temporary solutions but may become permanent?

 

This Week’s Links

16.02.2021

You Think The U.S. Has Vaccine Issues? 130 Countries Haven't Even Started Vaccinating

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/02/14/966418960/you-think-the-u-s-has-vaccine-issues-130-countries-havent-even-started-vaccinati

TED's Top Speaking Coach Says These Are the 3 Biggest Zoom Mistakes People Are Still Making

https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/zoom-presentation-public-speaking-briar-goldberg-ted-ideas.html

'Fourteen Talks:' New book tackles the conversations parents should have with kids before they turn 14

https://www.wral.com/fourteen-talks-new-book-tackles-the-conversations-parents-should-have-with-kids-before-they-turn-14/19527850/

5 Conversations You Need To Have With Your Child Before They Head Back To School After Lockdown 3.0

https://graziadaily.co.uk/life/parenting/back-to-school-march-tips/

Welcome to hotel of last resort, the government-run quarantine you really want to leave

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/welcome-to-the-hotel-of-last-resort-a-government-run-quarantine-facility-where-you-really-dont-want-to-be

Have a UV disinfecting device? Most don't live up to claims and can be harmful

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/marketplace-uv-disinfecting-products-1.5912052

Restaurant entrepreneur aims to thank every care-home worker in Canada with a free meal

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/free-meals-for-front-line-care-home-workers-1.5908184

15.02.2021

Bill Gates says innovation sparked by COVID-19 pandemic could help eradicate global diseases

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/bill-gates-vaccine-global-health-covid-1.5910216

Bill Gates has a plan to save the world. Will the world listen?

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/bill-gates-interview-climate-crisis

Here's what global progress on COVID-19 vaccination looks like

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/02/a-visual-guide-to-global-progress-on-covid-19-vaccination/

How to refresh your brain when you feel your concentration slipping

https://www.stylist.co.uk/health/mental-health/how-to-refresh-brain-mind-for-concentration-focus/484962

14.02.2021

A Comic Just For Kids: How To Stay Safe From The Coronavirus

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/11/16/934679210/just-for-kids-how-to-stay-safe-from-the-coronavirus

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

Struggling To Discuss Tough Topics With A Kid? Here Are Books That Might Help

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/31/952445588/books-to-share-with-kids-during-tough-times

The Harrowing Journeys To Safety Of Asylum-Seekers During A Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/13/949182773/the-harrowing-journeys-to-safety-of-asylum-seekers-during-a-pandemic

5 Science-Backed Reasons To Cuddle Your Kids

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/5-science-backed-reasons-to-cuddle-your-kids_l_60259804c5b6741597e0c107

A Boy Named 'Milo' Reminds Us To Choose Imagination Over Impressions

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/14/966989246/a-boy-named-milo-reminds-us-to-choose-imagination-over-impressions

Village Teacher Wins $1 Million Prize For World's Most 'Exceptional' Educator

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/02/12/966835697/village-teacher-wins-1-million-prize-for-worlds-most-exceptional-educator

13.02.2021

Canada is 'playing chicken' with COVID-19 by reopening while variants are spreading widely | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/variants-lifting-restrictions-second-opinion-1.5912760?cmp=rss

Let pupils play this summer instead of facing more lessons – psychologists

https://www.newschainonline.com/news/let-pupils-play-summer-instead-facing-more-lessons-psychologists-96483

Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2021)

https://www.canadastop100.com/sk/

11 Children's Books About Well-Being — From Food To Mental Health

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/best-wellness-childrens-books

12.02.2021

COVID-19 in Sask: 793 new vaccinations, 114 new cases, no deaths reported Thursday

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/covid-19-in-sask-thursday-1.5910737

Doctors warn Covid will become endemic and people need to learn to live with it

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/12/doctors-warn-covid-will-become-endemic-and-people-need-to-learn-to-live-with-it.html

From angry outbursts to not washing, parents share their teens' lockdown struggles

https://inews.co.uk/news/real-life/lockdown-mental-health-effects-teenagers-depression-anxiety-868949

Should Someone With Asthma Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Before Someone With Cancer? The Next Big Challenge in the Vaccine Rollout

https://time.com/5937576/vaccine-rollout-priority/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210211+++body&et_rid=21600831

U of S recognizes student excellence, resilience, leadership and community

https://www.eaglefeathernews.com/news/index.php?detail=4872

How Risky Is Travel Right Now? Here's What Experts Say

https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherelliott/2021/02/12/how-risky-is-travel-right-now-heres-what-experts-say/

Snowbirds in pandemic hot seat with Canada's latest travel rules

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/snowbirds-in-pandemic-hot-seat-with-canada-s-latest-travel-rules-1.5306214

11.02.2021

Healthy Planet, Healthy People. How Slowing Climate Change Saves Lives

https://time.com/5937651/climate-change-health-emissions/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210210+++body&et_rid=21600831

Bill Gates says these are the next 2 COVID-level disasters that will rock the world

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/bill-gates-says-these-are-the-next-2-covid-level-disasters-that-will-rock-the-world

CDC Says Double-Masking Offers More Protection Against The Coronavirus

https://apple.news/AiHop3aLHTgmqn3CaQHADnA

Roughly 40% of the USA’s coronavirus deaths could have been prevented, new study says

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/02/11/lancet-commission-donald-trump-covid-19-health-medicare-for-all/4453762001/

These sniffer dogs in Germany can detect COVID-19 with 94% accuracy

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/02/german-sniffer-dogs-detect-covid-19-coronavirus-pandemic-canine/

‘Coronaphobia’: Doctors coin term for anxiety linked to the pandemic

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/coronaphobia-doctors-coin-term-for-anxiety-linked-to-the-pandemic-1.5304345

10.02.2021

WHO Is Fighting False COVID Info On Social Media. How's That Going?

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/02/09/963973675/who-is-fighting-false-covid-info-on-social-media-hows-that-going

Teachers Knock On Doors Looking For Students Who've Disappeared From Online Learning

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/09/963669522/teachers-knock-on-doors-looking-for-students-whove-disappeared-from-online-learn

Keep paying attention to your kids' mental health in this pandemic

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/10/health/kids-mental-health-suicide-pandemic-wellness/

Government needs innovators, entrepreneurs, and disruptors

https://www.fastcompany.com/90602742/government-needs-innovators-entrepreneurs-and-disruptors?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Want a Happier Marriage? Stop Searching for Fairness and Strive to Be Generous

https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/happier-marriage-stop-searching-for-fairness/

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