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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus, special focus on Teen Mental Health (84)

Year 2, Week 34 (84 total reports)

COVID-19 & Teen Mental Health

17.11.2021-23.11.2021

This Week’s Top Links

17.11.21

Kindness Is Not Just a Nice Idea—It’s the Key to a Longer and Healthier Life

https://www.prevention.com/life/a37968230/kindness-live-longer-healthier-life/

In the practice of mindfulness, actions of kindness can be as powerful as meditation. This article looks at the physiology of kindness and it’s short and long-term affects on the body.

18.11.21

‘I Think I’m Done’

https://apple.news/AYKKe04YdQ1azmBKeDv8KEA

They’re tired, walking past refrigerator trucks full of bodies on the way to the back entrance of their workplaces. Arriving at work and dealing constantly with clients who not vaccinated or angry about pandemic strategies. Repeatedly dealing with patients who are angry, confused and fearful and taking it out on staff. Our health care workers are depleted and the rejection of many in the public to even common sense protective factors like wearing a mask (or going out of their way to attack those who do) leaves them feeling like many don’t care. It’s prompting many to say, “It’s not worth it… I think I’m done.”

19.11.21

How To Keep Your Kids (and the Rest of Your Family) Safe During Holiday Visits

https://slate.com/podcasts/mom-and-dad-are-fighting/2021/11/slates-parenting-podcast-holiday-safety-vaccinations?via=rss_flipboard

Find out ahead of time and, simply put, if a relative has refused a vaccine, they HAVE to be tested prior to visiting and after traveling. Those are the simple rules of protecting our children and the vulnerable for another holiday and if people are too rude to follow them. Send them packing. You may feel like you’re being rude, but if you set the parameters ahead of time, then they are rude not to follow them.

20.11.21

3 Things That Will Make You Happier Than Winning the Lottery, According to a Harvard Professor

https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/sanjiv-chopra-happiness-purpose-gratitude-giving-generosity.html

Many people have watched their happiness levels decrease during this pandemic. This simple, but accurate, article can give you common sense tools to raise that level, for you or a family member.

21.11.21

Emotionally Intelligent People Refuse to Panic. Here's What They Do Instead

https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/miracle-on-hudson-sully-how-to-deal-with-fear-how-to-deal-with-anxiety-how-to-stop-panic-emotional-intelligence.html

Emotionally Intelligent people can experience all the physiological responses to a crisis—whether it is short term and immediate, like Captain Sully experienced prior to landing in the Hudson—or long term like the pandemic—they just don’t let the physiological reactions take over their cognitive responses.

22.11.21

Exactly What To Say To Shut Down Triggering Conversations Around the Holidays, According to Therapists

https://www.wellandgood.com/how-shut-down-triggering-conversations/

As the US prepares for holidays, there’s a bit of angst, not just about who is and isn’t vaccinated, but also around dinnertime conversations. This article does a good job for those who might be trying to moderate conversations around topics that won’t lead to harsh statements and feelings that could disrupt the holidays and make it unpleasant—especially for children.

23.11.21

6 Ways to Calm Down When You’re About to Lose Your Cool

https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/calm-yourself-down-advice/

It’s not always easy to keep your cool these days and the holidays can raise the temperatures for some families. If you find yourself moving towards that danger zone of explosive anger, this article has some good tips to help you calm down. The tips are also good for inviting others to a calmer space.

 

This Week’s Links

23.11.21

6 Ways to Calm Down When You’re About to Lose Your Cool

https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/calm-yourself-down-advice/

Delta variant: This online tool shows the chances someone at your Thanksgiving gathering has Covid-19

https://www.fastcompany.com/90700448/delta-variant-this-online-tool-shows-the-chances-someone-at-your-thanksgiving-gathering-has-covid-19?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Beating COVID will require a 5-part strategy—including mandatory boosters and a drug we don’t have yet

https://fortune.com/2021/11/22/how-will-covid-end-mandatory-vaccine-booster-masks-drug-research/

Covid patients in ICU now almost all unvaccinated, says Oxford scientist

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/23/covid-patients-in-icu-now-almost-all-unvaccinated-says-oxford-scientist

'Vaccinated, recovered or dead': Germany gives stark winter warning to its people

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/23/vaccinated-recovered-or-dead-germanys-warning-to-its-people.html

Texas parents step in after threats of violence get children’s story time event cancelled

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/11/texas-parents-step-threats-violence-get-childrens-story-time-event-cancelled/

22.11.21

Delta variant: This online tool shows the chances someone at your Thanksgiving gathering has Covid-19

https://www.fastcompany.com/90700448/delta-variant-this-online-tool-shows-the-chances-someone-at-your-thanksgiving-gathering-has-covid-19?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Pfizer’s Covid-19 Shot Offers 100% Long-Term Protection For Young Teens, Trial Shows

https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/11/22/pfizers-covid-19-shot-offers-100-long-term-protection-for-young-teens-trial-shows/

Symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome: Know the Signs 

https://flipboard.com/@activebeat/symptoms-of-asperger-s-syndrome-know-the-signs-pm0eo7hgkajm11sj?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

The Strangest Great Resignation Strategy Is Also the Most Effective

https://www.inc.com/kelly-main/the-strangest-great-resignation-strategy-is-also-most-effective.html

Ted Cruz Gets Shut Down On CBS For Indulging Voter Fraud Lies

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ted-cruz-cbs-brennan_n_619ac6d5e4b0ae9a42a26faf

21.11.21

Emotionally Intelligent People Refuse to Panic. Here's What They Do Instead

https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/miracle-on-hudson-sully-how-to-deal-with-fear-how-to-deal-with-anxiety-how-to-stop-panic-emotional-intelligence.html

ICU is full of the unvaccinated – my patience with them is wearing thin

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/21/icu-is-full-of-the-unvaccinated-my-patience-with-them-is-wearing-thin

Social Media Is Probably Harming Girls, and That’s Enough to Act

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/11/facebooks-dangerous-experiment-teen-girls/620767/?utm_source=feed

Many teens still struggling with condensed school schedules, but relief is coming — for some | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/condensed-schedule-students-struggle-1.6249888?cmp=rss

A 5-point back-to-basics guide to networking in a hybrid world

https://www.fastcompany.com/90697519/a-5-point-back-to-basics-guide-to-networking-in-a-hybrid-world?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

You’re getting a COVID-19 booster. How about in 2022 and beyond?

https://www.fastcompany.com/90699848/will-i-need-another-covid-vaccination-shot-2022?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

WHO warns 500,000 Europeans could die from COVID by spring

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/who-warns-500000-europeans-could-die-from-covid-by-spring/

20.11.21

3 Things That Will Make You Happier Than Winning the Lottery, According to a Harvard Professor

https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/sanjiv-chopra-happiness-purpose-gratitude-giving-generosity.html

Not Just Austria—Here Are The Countries Making Covid-19 Vaccination Compulsory For Everyone

https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/11/19/not-just-austria-here-are-the-countries-making-covid-19-vaccination-compulsory-for-everyone/

Ask Dave: So What's the Protocol for Unvaxxed Family Members This Thanksgiving?

https://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/a38301152/unvaccinated-relatives-thanksgiving/

I Was Bullied at a School Board Meeting—My Children Taught Me How to Respond

https://www.parents.com/kids/problems/bullying/i-was-bullied-at-a-school-board-meeting-my-children-taught-me-how-to-respond/

19.11.21

How To Keep Your Kids (and the Rest of Your Family) Safe During Holiday Visits

https://slate.com/podcasts/mom-and-dad-are-fighting/2021/11/slates-parenting-podcast-holiday-safety-vaccinations?via=rss_flipboard

9 ways to support your teen's mental health as restrictions ease

https://theconversation.com/9-ways-to-support-your-teens-mental-health-as-restrictions-ease-172048

Adult disagreements over COVID mask mandates are hitting students the hardest

https://tn.chalkbeat.org/2021/11/18/22790279/tennessee-school-mask-mandates-lawsuit-confusion-students-mental-health-covid

How Can I Help My Child Defend Himself Against Bullies Without Fighting Back?

https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/advice/ask-your-mom/how-can-i-help-my-child-defend-himself-against-bullies/

5 Easy Ways To Show Your Kids You Really Love Them (Beyond Simply Saying It)

https://www.yourtango.com/experts/chamin-ajjan/5-easy-ways-show-kids-love-beyond-simply-saying-it

‘No way around it’: Austrians queue for jabs as unvaccinated told to stay home

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/19/austrians-queue-for-covid-jabs-as-unvaccinated-told-to-stay-home

Ivermectin may help covid-19 patients—but only those with worms

https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2021/11/18/ivermectin-may-help-covid-19-patients-but-only-those-with-worms

Georgetown immunologist who has accurately predicted coronavirus trends says there are only 3 ways the pandemic could end—and you really don’t want option 2 or 3

https://fortune.com/2021/11/18/georgetown-immunologist-who-has-accurately-predicted-coronavirus-trends-says-there-are-only-3-ways-the-pandemic-could-go-and-you-really-dont-want-option-2-or-3/

Bill Gates: These 2 strategies could control the Covid pandemic by summer

https://apple.news/AkdZJIH2dR5qdUKsXTM3Vhg

Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs Sweeping Legislation Restricting Vaccine Mandates, School Mask Rules, And More

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/11/18/florida-gov-desantis-signs-sweeping-legislation-restricting-vaccine-mandates-school-mask-rules-and-more/

18.11.21

‘I Think I’m Done’

https://apple.news/AYKKe04YdQ1azmBKeDv8KEA

An Open Letter To Parents Waiting To Vaccinate Their Children

https://www.scarymommy.com/an-open-letter-to-parents-waiting-to-vaccinate-their-children/

The #1 Emotionally-Charged Problem With The Great Resignation That No One Is Talking About

https://www.inc.com/jeff-steen/the-1-emotionally-charged-problem-with-great-resignation-that-no-one-is-talking-about.html

Mask-wearing reduces COVID incidence by 53%, study shows

https://www.axios.com/covid-spread-mask-wearing-incidence-study-0c49653a-714c-4adb-8780-c968822035ea.html

The Latvian ban on unvaccinated MPs should be a wake-up call | View

https://www.euronews.com/2021/11/18/the-latvian-ban-on-unvaccinated-mps-should-be-a-wake-up-call-view?utm_source=flipboard.com&utm_campaign=feeds_news&utm_medium=referral

17.11.21

Kindness Is Not Just a Nice Idea—It’s the Key to a Longer and Healthier Life

https://www.prevention.com/life/a37968230/kindness-live-longer-healthier-life/

Trauma and transformation – a psychologist on why difficult experiences can radically change us

https://theconversation.com/trauma-and-transformation-a-psychologist-on-why-difficult-experiences-can-radically-change-us-169591

Your Child May Need More Services Than a Free Public School Provides: What Parents Need to Know About the Cost of Alternatives

https://www.parents.com/parenting/money/cost-of-alternative-schooling-for-learning-differences/

Analysis: This is how badly partisanship has poisoned the conversation about the Covid-19 vaccine

https://apple.news/ASck2BP4gQVGV9chPqq_JYQ

GOP opposition to vaccine mandates extends far beyond Covid-19

https://www.statnews.com/2021/11/17/gop-opposition-to-vaccine-mandates-extends-far-beyond-covid-19/

COVID vaccines don't violate the Nuremberg Code. Here's how to convince the doubters

https://theconversation.com/covid-vaccines-dont-violate-the-nuremberg-code-heres-how-to-convince-the-doubters-171217

I’m On My Third 15-Year-Old And This Is What I Know

https://www.scarymommy.com/15-year-old-challenging-age/

Real-world data finds 3rd COVID vaccine dose greatly boosts protection

https://newatlas.com/health-wellbeing/3rd-dose-coronavirus-covid-vaccine-boost-protection-uk-data/

New England COVID cases rise as Delta variant hits the unvaccinated

https://apple.news/AiPoga_-fSJKEwg0VEswblg

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