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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus (#9)

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31.05.2020

Navajo Nation Loses Elders And Tradition To COVID-19

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/31/865540308/navajo-nation-loses-elders-and-tradition-to-covid-19

6 habits of kind, generous people

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/the-6-habits-of-kind-generous-people/amp

Can I go to the beach or someone’s backyard? Here’s how risky summer activities are

https://globalnews.ca/news/7003805/summer-activities-risk-coronavirus/

When Reopening Schools Safety Must Come First

http://esheninger.blogspot.com/2020/05/when-reopening-schools-safety-must-come.html

6 online courses to enrol in if you're planning to learn a musical instrument

https://www.vogue.in/culture-and-living/content/best-online-courses-to-learn-a-musical-instrument

The Kitchn Collective Shares Their Best Recipes to Enjoy Outside

https://www.thekitchn.com/best-recipes-to-eat-outisde-23038239

30.05.2020

Sask. reopening plan has fewer options for children than other western provinces

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sask-reopen-kids-activities-1.5591092

43 online summer camps and more to entertain your kids this summer - CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/29/cnn-underscored/online-summer-camps-classes/

Northern Saskatchewan Community Sees COVID-19 cases fall to 0

https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/awesome-news-but-still-lots-of-work-ahead-a-northern-sask-community-sees-covid-19-cases-drop-to-zero-1.4960698

Watch Lil Nas X And Kacey Musgraves Help Elmo Debut A New Talk Show

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/28/863857021/watch-lil-nas-x-and-kacey-musgraves-help-elmo-debut-a-new-talk-show?sc=ipad&f=1039

Wanuskewin working to provide interest during pandemic

https://www.eaglefeathernews.com/education/wanuskewin-working-to-provide-interest-during-pandemic

7 Virtual Mental Health Resources Supporting Black People Right Now

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/virtual-mental-health-resources?mbid=Social_Twitter_Healthyish&utm_brand=ba-healthyish&utm_social-type=owned

Pandemic steals youth but imparts life lessons - The San Francisco Examiner

https://www.sfexaminer.com/news-columnists/pandemic-steals-youth-but-imparts-life-lessons/

Fish for Dinner: 5 Recipes for Kids Who Aren’t Convinced

https://www.lacucinaitaliana.com/italian-food/how-to-cook/fish-five-recipes-for-kids-who-do-not-like-much

Say 'Hello, Neighbor' To This Charming Picture Book About Mister Rogers

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/30/865323142/say-hello-neighbor-to-this-charming-picture-book-about-mister-rogers

A Grandma Made Social-Distancing-Themed Barbies, and Her Attention to Detail Is Incredible

https://www.popsugar.com/family/grandma-makes-funny-social-distancing-barbie-dolls-47515804

29.05.2020

Kids Are Taking This Time To Express Gender In New And Creative Ways

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/pandemic-gender-identity_ca_5eceecdfc5b69ecf86dc8015

I'm a Teen Who Is Nonbinary: Here's What I Wish Parents Would Know About Gender

https://apple.news/AZ5kg6juVRla7mz9SVRyd3g

Video Games Don't Have To Be Educational To Spark Learning

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864520287/video-games-dont-have-to-be-educational-to-spark-learning

Ask Your Teen These 20 Questions and You Could Come Out of the Convo Closer

https://www.parents.com/kids/teens/questions-for-teens-to-help-you-bond/

How to Build Emotional Resilience Right Now

https://coveteur.com/2020/05/29/combatting-stress-anxiety/

OPINION: Pandemic ushers in opportunity to take learning outside

https://www.delta-optimist.com/opinion/opinion-pandemic-ushers-in-opportunity-to-take-learning-outside-1.24142035

How To Make A Mini-Zine About Life During The Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/28/863068957/how-to-make-a-mini-zine-about-life-during-the-pandemic

How gardening can teach kids life skills

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/family/2020/05/how-gardening-can-teach-kids-life-skills/

Road Trip? What Sask. residents can and cannot do this spring

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/road-trip-sask-residents-camp-hike-2020-1.5588983

The 30 Best Outdoor Toys for Kids, by Age Group

https://www.purewow.com/family/outdoor-toys-for-kidsHow to make DIY fruit popsicles with a million different flavor combinations

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-food/diy-fruit-popsicles/

28.05.2020

CBC Interview with Mercedes Redman

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/youth-voices-today-sask-podcast-1.5586755

Phase 3 of Sask.'s reopening should include kids' recreation

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/op-ed-phase-3-of-sask-reopening-should-include-kids-recreation-1.5585137

For America’s Young, the Idleness Begins Now

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/cruel-summer-young-americans/612154/

The Psychological Toll of Constant Risk Avoidance

https://forge.medium.com/the-psychological-toll-of-constant-risk-avoidance-7b9f7f428db4

How to raise kids who can overcome anxiety

https://www.ted.com/talks/anne_marie_albano_how_to_raise_kids_who_can_overcome_anxiety?rss=172BB350-0205&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+informerTed_mdx+%28TED+Talks%29

Outdoor Summer School? Teaching Apprentice Corps? I’m a Pediatrician and Here’s How I Think We Should Get Kids Back to Socializing and Learning

https://www.purewow.com/family/pediatrician-kids-school-social-emotional-ideas?utm_campaign=rss&utm_medium=syndication&utm_source=flipboard

4 ways to re-integrate pupils who dislike school

https://www.tes.com/news/4-ways-re-integrate-pupils-who-dislike-school

I Have No Idea How To Help My Teens Through This

https://www.scarymommy.com/no-idea-how-help-my-teens-coronavirus/

Dating over Zoom? Don't be surprised if those online sparks fizzle in person

https://theconversation.com/dating-over-zoom-dont-be-surprised-if-those-online-sparks-fizzle-in-person-138899

'Zoom fatigue' is setting in: What it is and how to prevent it

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/zoom-fatigue-is-setting-in-1.5585933

How to make five types of DIY face masks at home

https://happydiyhome.com/diy-face-mask/

43 Fun Things to Do This Summer While You’re Social Distancing

https://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/entertaining/seasonal-events/summer-activities-during-covid

How To Teach Kids Social Skills While They're Away From School

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/ways-to-teach-kids-social-skills-when-they-cant-socialize

20 Fun At-Home Learning Activities for Toddlers and Pre-K-Aged Kids

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/parenting/g32640898/learning-activities-for-toddlers/

9 low-sugar swaps for your favorite snack foods

https://www.cnet.com/health/low-sugar-swaps-for-your-favorite-snack-foods/

27.05.2020

'I promise that it gets better': Sask. sexual assault survivor helps province create online resources

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sexual-assault-survivor-province-online-resources-1.5585041

The Pandemic Made My World Small. Social Media Helped Open It Up

https://time.com/5840201/social-media-coronavirus-2/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the-brief&utm_content=20200527&xid=newsletter-brief

Coronavirus: how crisis helps us connect with strangers

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/05/coronavirus-emotional-connection-strangers-psychologist-covid19

Learning in a dangerous time

https://windspeaker.com/under-northern-sky-xavier-kataquapit/learning-dangerous-time

This Virtual Dance Class Will Keep Your Toddler from Going Stir-Crazy Indoors

https://www.purewow.com/family/virtual-toddler-dance-class?utm_campaign=rss&utm_medium=syndication&utm_source=flipboard

26.05.2020

A teen's guide to managing your parents, relationships and coronavirus

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/26/health/teen-guide-managing-parents-coronavirus/

What to Say to the Class of 2020 Amid the Coronavirus Crisis

https://time.com/5840788/class-2020-advice/ 

Zoom Parties, Missed Proms, Uncertain Futures. High School Seniors Share What It’s Like to Come of Age During a Pandemic

https://time.com/5839010/high-school-class-of-2020-coronavirus/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the-brief&utm_content=20200525&xid=newsletter-brief

How The Crisis Is Making Racial Inequality Worse

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2020/05/26/860913793/how-the-crisis-is-making-racial-inequality-worse

Regina students delivering garden kits during pandemic to foster food security

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/students-delivering-garden-kits-during-pandemic-1.5583667

The U.S. Shouldn't 'Draw the Wrong Lessons' as COVID-19 Slows: Dr. Leana Wen and Dr. Scott Gottlieb

https://time.com/5838380/scott-gottlieb-leana-wen-coronavirus-spread/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the-brief&utm_content=20200525&xid=newsletter-brief

How Kids Are Feeling About the COVID-19 Pandemic, in Their Own Words

https://time.com/5840589/kids-covid-19-pandemic/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the-brief&utm_content=20200525&xid=newsletter-brief

A therapist shares the 7 biggest parenting mistakes that destroy kids' mental strength

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/25/biggest-parenting-mistake-destroys-kids-mental-strength-says-therapist.html

A Damage Control Guide For Parents Whose Kids Are On Screens All Day

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/kids-screen-time-safety-pandemic_ca_5ecbc3edc5b616e0627210f5

This is why we need to change our approach to young people's mental health

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/05/this-is-why-we-need-to-change-our-approach-to-young-peoples-mental-health/

What the Coronavirus Pandemic Means for Our Mental Health

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/coronavirus-pandemic-mental-health

Why can I go grocery shopping but not see my friends? Your COVID-19 questions answered

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/friends-family-covid-questions-answered-1.5583604

25.05.2020

'None of us were prepared': How the pandemic is affecting foster families

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/none-of-us-were-prepared-how-the-pandemic-is-affecting-foster-families-1.4952483?taid=5ecb66039e7b1b0001ca6d9d

Womens Entrepreneur Week

https://www.eaglefeathernews.com/arts/womens-entrepreneur-week

Kindness Counts

https://www.scholastic.com/parents/family-life/social-emotional-learning/social-skills-for-kids/kindness-counts.html

How better home hygiene could curb antibiotic resistance

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/how-better-home-hygiene-could-curb-antibiotic-resistance

From camping to dining out: Here’s how experts rate the risks of 14 summer activities | WITF

https://www.witf.org/2020/05/25/from-camping-to-dining-out-heres-how-experts-rate-the-risks-of-14-summer-activities-2/

I've been overeating more and more in lockdown out of anxiety and loneliness. How do I stop myself turning to food for comfort?

https://www.insider.com/how-to-stop-overeating-anxiety-loneliness-comfort-eating-weight-loss-2020-5

The pandemic is causing an exponential rise in the online exploitation of children, experts say

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/25/us/child-abuse-online-coronavirus-pandemic-parents-investigations-trnd/

Summer camp may be cancelled, but these boxes aim to re-create the magic at home

https://www.fastcompany.com/90506160/summer-camp-may-be-cancelled-but-these-boxes-aim-to-re-create-the-magic-at-home

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