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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus (#47)

Week 47

COVID-19 Links 23.02.2021-02.03.2021

Top Links of the Week

'More Dangerous And More Widespread': Conspiracy Theories Spread Faster Than Ever

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/02/971289977/through-the-looking-glass-conspiracy-theories-spread-faster-and-wider-than-ever

Between a pandemic and government instability (in the US), the combination of Social Media and conspiracy theories can have deadly effects. This link from NPR offers opportunities to analyze the messages you hear (and send).

Why We Need to Pay More Attention to the Youngest Children and Their Parents

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/57373/why-we-need-to-pay-more-attention-to-the-youngest-children-right-now-and-their-parents?utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=npr&fbclid=IwAR3jef9Au69DH-JhQyD_a4g9rIsmoHCOFb76ay4t0FXcRLrU_vVUhdP3bi8

There’s a lot printed (and I print a lot) about helping tweens and teens during this pandemic, but we need to pay attention to younger children and parents as well. This article gives us suggestions for awareness and action.

Listen To Kids

https://leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/listen-to-kids-to-fix-runaway-problem-says-outreach-worker

Hard-To-Serve kids, they are at the edge of all of our youth-focused institutions. Listening to kids is the first step to healing. I am printing this article as I stand behind its efforts. But a disclosure, I also serve on this committee for Saskatchewan.

Why we need to rethink COVID-19 risk as the weather warms up | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/coronavirus-risk-canada-weather-1.5930135?cmp=rss

Most messaging about COVID-19 is filled with a lot of “don’ts.” As the weather warms and COVID-19 fatigue increases, we’ll need more creative and hope-filled messages. This link offers some suggestions.

The Most Likely Timeline for Life to Return to Normal

https://apple.news/AOw2w_a84RfKIa3uCkxM-Ew

Some writers (articles included below) suggest that we are in the “third quarter” of this disease. We have new successful vaccines that are released periodically and for a while, deaths were reducing. The worst thing we can do is let our guard down.

COVID-19 Vaccines Work. Here’s the Real-World Proof | Time

https://time.com/5942076/proof-covid-19-vaccines-work/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210225+++body&et_rid=21600831 

There is plenty of proof that vaccines are having a positive impact on the decline of COVID-19. In case you need help explaining that to someone, read or share this article.

Books With Resilient Role Models for Tweens | Middle Grade Reads

https://www.readbrightly.com/books-on-resilience-tween/

Reading a book is a very mindful action and the perfect way to slow down and give your brain a break. These books—for tweens—have the added advantage of offering concepts of resilience. Worth having some of these around your house for your tween to pick up. Who knows, maybe you can both read them and have conversations about the content.

 

This Week’s Links

02.03.2021

These STEM Kits Help Kids Explore Tech Entrepreneurship at a Young Age

https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/366207

COVID-19: 'Unrealistic' for pandemic to be over by year-end, says WHO

https://www.euronews.com/2021/03/02/covid-19-unrealistic-for-pandemic-to-be-over-by-year-end-says-who?utm_source=flipboard.com&utm_campaign=feeds_news&utm_medium=referral

'More Dangerous And More Widespread': Conspiracy Theories Spread Faster Than Ever

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/02/971289977/through-the-looking-glass-conspiracy-theories-spread-faster-and-wider-than-ever

How to Stay Social When You Never See Your Work Friends

https://time.com/5938509/how-to-stay-social-work-from-home/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210302+++body&et_rid=21600831 

01.03.2021

Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Vaccine Shipped Monday, Vaccinations Expected Tuesday

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-03-01/johnson-johnson-coronavirus-vaccine-shipped-monday-vaccinations-expected-tuesday

Why We Need to Pay More Attention to the Youngest Children and Their Parents

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/57373/why-we-need-to-pay-more-attention-to-the-youngest-children-right-now-and-their-parents?utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=npr&fbclid=IwAR3jef9Au69DH-JhQyD_a4g9rIsmoHCOFb76ay4t0FXcRLrU_vVUhdP3bi8

Northern youth to join anti-bullying research

https://www.eaglefeathernews.com/news/northern-youth-to-join-anti-bullying-research

Dr. Fauci Just Issued This “Worrisome” COVID Warning | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-fauci-stopping-public-health-measures/

28.02.2021

Listen To Kids

https://leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/listen-to-kids-to-fix-runaway-problem-says-outreach-worker

We're in the Third Quarter of the Pandemic. Antarctic Researchers, Mars Simulation Scientists and Navy Submarine Officers Have Advice For How to Get Through It

https://time.com/5942577/third-quarter-covid-19-pandemic-advice/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210228+++body&et_rid=21600831

J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

https://apnews.com/article/ap-top-news-anthony-fauci-coronavirus-pandemic-f13611719ad8d1655ed7b354af75a9a9

Fauci says of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine: 'I would take it' By Reuters

https://www.investing.com/news/coronavirus/fauci-says-of-johnson--johnson-covid19-vaccine-i-would-take-it-2432507

11 habits to help you live a more joyful life, according to a happiness expert

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wellbeing/a35381543/happiness-expert-vanessa-king-tips/

Six ways to help kids express their feelings about the pandemic through art

https://www.thesouthafrican.com/lifestyle/help-kids-express-feelings-through-art/

27.02.2021

My Family Is Still Being Careful About COVID-19. Why Does It Feel Like We're the Only Ones?

https://time.com/5940215/are-people-taking-covid-19-seriously/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210227+++body&et_rid=21600831

The CDC Just Issued This Urgent Warning About COVID | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-cdc-covid-rising-warning/

Why we need to rethink COVID-19 risk as the weather warms up | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/coronavirus-risk-canada-weather-1.5930135?cmp=rss

Fully vaccinated people can gather individually with minimal risk, Dr. Fauci says

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/02/26/fully-vaccinated-people-can-gather-individually-with-minimal-risk-dr-fauci-says/

Bill Gates on masks: By late spring and summer 'you can look at changing your behavior in a significant way'

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/26/bill-gates-on-when-well-stop-wearing-masks-clubhouse-interview.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=Main&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1614354005

Health Canada approves two more COVID-19 vaccines

https://www.straight.com/covid-19-pandemic/vancouver-bc-health-canada-approves-two-more-vaccines

10 Tips for Preventing Cyberbullying in Your Teen's Life

https://www.verywellfamily.com/how-to-prevent-cyberbullying-5113808

How to Help a Teen Out of a Homework Hole

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/26/well/family/teens-homework-school.html

Photo Of Principal Fixing Student's Haircut Goes Viral

https://www.scarymommy.com/stonybrook-principal-haircut-viral-photo/

26.02.2021

The Most Likely Timeline for Life to Return to Normal

https://apple.news/AOw2w_a84RfKIa3uCkxM-Ew

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021

https://www.thestar.com/politics/2021/02/26/a-look-at-covid-19-vaccinations-in-canada-on-friday-feb-26-2021.html

What doctors wish patients knew about coping with pandemic anger

https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/what-doctors-wish-patients-knew-about-coping-pandemic-anger

Movable Ink: How A Culture Of Curiosity Breeds Resilience

https://www.forbes.com/sites/charlestowersclark/2021/02/26/movable-ink-how-a-culture-of-curiosity-breeds-resilience/

Parents creating food art to make their kids eat healthy are ending up Insta-famous

https://sea.mashable.com/culture/14676/parents-creating-food-art-to-make-their-kids-eat-healthy-are-ending-up-insta-famous

25.02.2021

Show your support by wearing your Pink! Cyber-bullying may be experienced amongst our students and peers during our current pandemic state. Four of the collective values at FNUniv are respect, honesty, bravery and caring. #PinkShirtDay, #LiftEachOtherUp, #antibullying, #BeKind

https://twitter.com/FNUNIVCAN/status/1364631024185995266/photo/1

Why The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Is A Game Changer

https://www.fatherly.com/news/fda-johnson-johnson-vaccine-approval/

COVID-19 Vaccines Work. Here’s the Real-World Proof | Time

https://time.com/5942076/proof-covid-19-vaccines-work/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210225+++body&et_rid=21600831 

So you got your COVID-19 shot. Does that mean life goes back to normal? | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/covid-coronavirus-vaccines-normalcy-1.5926757?cmp=rss

People are freaking out over Dr. Fauci’s latest coronavirus claim

https://bgr.com/2021/02/24/coronavirus-deaths-prove-us-covid-19-response-has-been-terrible-dr-fauci-interview/

The Canada-US Border Could Fully Reopen By July 

https://flipboard.com/@narcitycanada/the-canada-us-border-could-fully-reopen-by-july-qavdnng93bmvcg47?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

Police to investigate allegations of sexual harassment and intimidation at Regina's Street Culture Project

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/street-culture-project-harassment-sexual-misconduct-1.5926854

“What’s Wrong With Your Dog?”: People Are Posting Pictures Of ‘Malfunctioning’ Dogs (49 New Pics)

https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-pics-whats-wrong-with-your-dog/

24.02.2021

Coronavirus deaths fell by 20% last week from previous one, WHO says

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/02/24/coronavirus-covid-live-updates-us/

FDA says Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine meets requirements for emergency use authorization

https://apple.news/Arzb2bx62Ruuvw9IFokNsOA

Covid-19 can survive on clothing for up to 72 hours, study shows

https://www.newschainonline.com/news/covid-19-can-survive-clothing-72-hours-study-shows-106917

Books With Resilient Role Models for Tweens | Middle Grade Reads

https://www.readbrightly.com/books-on-resilience-tween/

Many Kids Ask Fewer Questions When They Start School. Here's How Teachers Can Foster Their Curiosity

https://time.com/5941608/schools-questions-fostering-curiousity/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210224+++body&et_rid=21600831

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