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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus, special focus on Teen Mental Health (#64)

Year 2, Week 14 (64)

COVID-19 & Teen Mental Health

22.06.2021-29.06.2021

This Week’s Top Links

The genius of subtracting habits: To make your life better, try less before more

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/the-genius-of-subtracting-habits-to-make-your-life-better-try-less-before-more

This is a good article if you’re looking for innovative ways to rebound from Pandemic Lethargy. The emphasis of the article is to look at ways to simplify your life and not just by addressing the possessions in your life. Also, by reducing the tasks in your life.

An Executive Coach's Simple 3-Step Process to Snap Out of Post-Pandemic Exhaustion

https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/burnout-exhaustion-covid-steven-hayes.html

The protocol I use for helping young people who seem stuck in anti-social behaviors begins with helping them identify and practice the values they identify as important. This article emphasizes how that is important at any age and one of the best ways to pull yourself out of your post-pandemic exhaustion.

It’s about supporting their curiosity’: how to build child-parent relationships through play | Building blocks for a better world | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/building-blocks-for-a-better-world/2021/jun/21/its-about-supporting-their-curiosity-how-to-build-child-parent-relationships-through-play?fbclid=IwAR2pIyUXkuNGu_YczBVBtisF9MTH0lll0m5iR5McaOUpEJNdm1ZT1O5na1A

If you haven’t learned the importance of play for children, this article is very important for you, but play is also critical for bonding between adults and children. Learn the five different types of essential play for children and find links to sites that will teach you about making play with children.

When You Wonder, You're Learning: Mister Rogers' Enduring Lessons for Raising Creative, Curious, Caring Kids Bookbite

https://nextbigideaclub.com/magazine/wonder-youre-learning-mister-rogers-enduring-lessons-raising-creative-curious-caring-kids-bookbite/27963/

It’s easy to overlook the depth of science behind each Mr. Roger’s episode, but the science was there and has been verified over time. Read this article for the top-5 lessons to be learned from the environment that Mr. Rogers set up in his shows. Reading will also give you many insights into motivating adults.

Want to Display Your Active Listening Skills? Try Using These 33 Powerful Phrases

https://parade.com/1225650/judykoutsky/active-listening-phrases/

Leading by listening begins with trusting that the other person is doing the best they can to reach optimal solutions. The purpose of listening is to help clarify what the other person is seeking to attain and how they want to get there. This article has numerous phrases that can be used to encourage the other person to speak. I’m suggesting all of our adult leaders read it and pick at least one phrase they can use while meeting with the teens in our engagement teams.

‘The single most important task we have’: Chicago previews plan to reconnect with missing students

https://chicago.chalkbeat.org/2021/6/23/22547810/the-single-most-important-task-we-have-chicago-previews-plan-to-reconnect-with-missing-students

Chicago Public School District knows that the first place to start post-pandemic with education is to put money, people and time into reconnecting with kids who went missing during at-home learning. Examine their plan for accomplishing this task and encourage the schools in your area to apply the principles.

Nearly every new Covid-19 death is now entirely preventable, CDC director says

https://apple.news/Arbn2qa-eQ_qh-AXS8sE_UA

There is a reason why COVID-19, especially the Delta Virus, is rising in areas that have been vaccine resistant. Sadly, nearly every new death is preventable.

Photos: Scenes From Across America As COVID-19 Restrictions Begin To Lift

https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2021/06/23/1006363121/photos-scenes-from-across-america-as-covid-19-restrictions-begin-to-lift

As the virus begins to lift in places that have promoted the vaccines, it is heart-warming to see some of the reunions that are taking place.

 

This Week’s Links

29.06.2021

The genius of subtracting habits: To make your life better, try less before more

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/the-genius-of-subtracting-habits-to-make-your-life-better-try-less-before-more

7 Books That Will Make You Smile So Wide It Hurts

https://nextbigideaclub.com/magazine/7-books-will-make-smile-wide-hurts/28009/

Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines produce immune response that may provide years of protection from virus, new study finds

https://www.masslive.com/coronavirus/2021/06/pfizer-and-moderna-covid-vaccines-produce-immune-response-that-may-provide-years-of-protection-from-virus-new-study-finds.html

How to get proof of your Covid vaccine for travel

https://www.goodto.com/family/family-news/how-proof-covid-vaccine-travel-606900

WHO urges masks; Pfizer, Moderna vaccine long immunity: Updates

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/06/29/covid-variant-vaccines-pandemic-mask-wearing/7791412002/

Young, unvaccinated, over 50 or just had one dose? You're most at risk from the Covid delta variant

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/29/who-is-most-at-risk-from-the-delta-variant.html

How Protected Are You With Just One Dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine? Here Are Some Stats

https://www.sciencealert.com/these-stats-show-you-why-you-really-should-get-both-shots-of-the-available-vaccines

California bans state travel to Florida, 4 other states

https://apnews.com/048670c6461032de3cb67154d624ab13

28.06.2021

An Executive Coach's Simple 3-Step Process to Snap Out of Post-Pandemic Exhaustion

https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/burnout-exhaustion-covid-steven-hayes.html

Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines Are Likely to Produce Long-Lasting Immunity, Study Suggests

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/28/health/coronavirus-vaccines-immunity.html

Younger kids: To vax or not to vax? That is the question

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/06/28/younger-kids-to-vax-or-not-to-vax-that-is-the-question/

How to discipline your child the smart and healthy way

https://www.unicef.org/turkey/en/stories/how-discipline-your-child-smart-and-healthy-way

3 tactics to overcome COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/06/3-tactics-to-overcome-covid-19-vaccine-hesitancy/

27.06.2021

It’s about supporting their curiosity’: how to build child-parent relationships through play | Building blocks for a better world | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/building-blocks-for-a-better-world/2021/jun/21/its-about-supporting-their-curiosity-how-to-build-child-parent-relationships-through-play?fbclid=IwAR2pIyUXkuNGu_YczBVBtisF9MTH0lll0m5iR5McaOUpEJNdm1ZT1O5na1A

How Do You Help Girls Thrive In School? There's A Surprising Answer

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/06/27/1009461577/how-do-you-help-girls-thrive-in-school-theres-a-surprising-answer

Do these 6 things now so your second grader will be ahead when school starts | NewFolks

https://www.newfolks.com/stages/second-grader-summer-school/

The firms that fund anti-LGBTQ+ politicians while waving rainbow flag

https://www.theguardian.com/world/datablog/2021/jun/27/pride-anti-lgbtq-companies-donations-politicians

A Lung Doctor Explains What People Should Know About the Covid 'Delta Variant'

https://www.redbookmag.com/body/a36854101/covid-delta-variant-vaccinated-lung-doctor-explains-mike-hansen/

WHAT IS THE DELTA VARIANT? 

https://flipboard.com/@newatlas/what-is-the-delta-variant-u7qtofl5v96qpiri?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

Will vaccines protect us against the Delta variant?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/27/will-vaccines-protect-us-against-the-delta-variant

US fight against Covid threatened by growing vaccine gap in the south

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/27/us-covid-vaccine-disparities-south

Millions in Covid-Stricken Brazil Miss 2d Vaccine Doses

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/27/world/brazil-covid-vaccine.html

Brazil's Bolsonaro linked to alleged corruption in Covid-19 vaccine buying

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/brazils-bolsonaro-linked-to-alleged-corruption-in-covid-19-vaccine-buying

26.06.2021

When You Wonder, You're Learning: Mister Rogers' Enduring Lessons for Raising Creative, Curious, Caring Kids Bookbite

https://nextbigideaclub.com/magazine/wonder-youre-learning-mister-rogers-enduring-lessons-raising-creative-curious-caring-kids-bookbite/27963/

Why is cognitive flexibility important and how can you improve it?

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/06/cognitive-flexibility-thinking-iq-intelligence/

WHO urges fully vaccinated people to continue to wear masks as delta spreads

https://apple.news/A5nNbe9QxSkyp559F6QaBbw

Do we still need to wear masks? Making sense of mandates amid reopenings and rising variants

https://www.geekwire.com/2021/still-need-wear-masks-making-sense-mandates-amid-reopenings-rising-variants/

Canada updates mask rules for fully vaccinated people

https://nowtoronto.com/news/canada-updates-mask-rules-for-fully-vaccinated-people

25.06.2021

Want to Display Your Active Listening Skills? Try Using These 33 Powerful Phrases

https://parade.com/1225650/judykoutsky/active-listening-phrases/

The 15 most in demand skills for the future to secure your career

https://hospitalityinsights.ehl.edu/most-in-demand-skills-future

Covid-19 Delta Variant Emerges as Primary Threat Around the World

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/delta-variant-covid-19-emerges-primary-threat-around-world-180978059/

Should You Still Wear A Mask?

https://elemental.medium.com/should-i-still-wear-a-mask-c7ae31958fe5?source=rss----8d6b8a439e32---4

New COVID-19 Outbreaks Are Driving Some Places Back Under Lockdown And Behind Masks

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/25/1010151575/new-covid-19-outbreaks-are-driving-some-places-back-under-lockdown-and-behind-ma

24.06.2021

‘The single most important task we have’: Chicago previews plan to reconnect with missing students

https://chicago.chalkbeat.org/2021/6/23/22547810/the-single-most-important-task-we-have-chicago-previews-plan-to-reconnect-with-missing-students

New Data Shows Teens Are At Increased Risk For COVID-Related Hospitalization

https://www.scarymommy.com/teens-increased-risk-covid-hospitalization/

11-Year-Old's Mission to Collect 500,000 Books for Kids in Need

https://www.nbcdfw.com/about-nbc-5/community/reading-with-you/11-year-olds-mission-to-collect-500000-books-for-kids-in-need/2662846/

As The Pandemic Recedes, Millions Of Workers Are Saying 'I Quit'

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/24/1007914455/as-the-pandemic-recedes-millions-of-workers-are-saying-i-quit

Childcare alone won’t solve our economic woes. This is how to get women back to work

https://www.fastcompany.com/90649589/childcare-alone-wont-solve-our-economic-woes-this-is-how-to-get-women-back-to-work?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Dr. Fauci Just Issued This Concerning News | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-fauci-delta-concerning/

COVID-19 delta variant: Dr. Fauci explains how to keep kids safe

https://www.deseret.com/u-s-world/2021/6/23/22546925/covid-variant-dr-fauci-children

99% of people in poor countries are still unvaccinated - here's why we need to take action now

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/06/99-percent-of-people-in-poorer-countries-are-still-unvaccinated-here-s-why-we-need-to-take-action-now/

"Massive" Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Partly From COVID-19

https://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/aging/aging-process/us-life-expectancy-news.htm

23.06.2021

Nearly every new Covid-19 death is now entirely preventable, CDC director says

https://apple.news/Arbn2qa-eQ_qh-AXS8sE_UA

The doctors are not all right

https://apple.news/AbwC2d7W-Rymmk1WlgURpZQ

22.06.2021

Photos: Scenes From Across America As COVID-19 Restrictions Begin To Lift

https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2021/06/23/1006363121/photos-scenes-from-across-america-as-covid-19-restrictions-begin-to-lift

18 of the Best Baby Books of 2021

https://bookriot.com/best-baby-books-2021/

'Love is love': Sesame Street features first married same-sex couple to have recurring spots on show

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2021/06/22/sesame-street-recurring-same-sex-couple-make-history/5303670001/

The pandemic affected mental health and college plans for U.S. high schoolers.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/23/world/americas/covid-mental-health-high-school.html

After Her Son’s Overdose Death, This Therapist Is Educating Parents On Drug-Related Emojis

https://www.scarymommy.com/laura-berman-sons-overdose-death-educating-drug-emojis/

China's COVID vaccine fail

https://www.axios.com/china-covid-vaccine-fail-spread-d2a4e465-ef82-4225-9cc0-4fc9b57f8501.html

Why officials are particularly concerned about unvaccinated population in the South

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/officials-concerned-unvaccinated-population-south/story?id=78425124&cid=clicksource_4380645_1_heads_hero_live_hero_hed

The Only Person Not Killed Or Hospitalized In This COVID Outbreak Was Vaccinated

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/manatee-county-building-covid-outbreak-florida_n_60d215b3e4b0b75a2950141b

The Evidence of Trump’s Pandemic Sabotage Keeps Piling Up

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/06/trump-covid-pandemic-sabotage-evidence.html

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