Back to School During the Covid-19 Pandemic
“It is the best of times, it is the worst of times” is surely a fitting description for today. During times of uncertainty, basic routines help us and our children feel more secure; thus, happier and healthier.
If your children are attending classes are remotely or at school some of the basics still apply:
- Have a healthy breakfast
- Get dressed for school
- Have a specific place for children to do their online work or their homework
- Ask about their assignments and review their work and homework
- When going to school, wear a mask
Telling your children you love them and that things will be okay are two messages you need to repeat often. Sometimes this is hard! If you are fearful about now and the future, practice Mindfulness with your children. It will help everyone. Mindfulness keeps our minds from running away to negative thoughts and worse case scenarios. Even three deep breaths will slow the freight train in the brain.
Informed Families loves parents and families and we know things will be okay! If you need support or resources please visit the links below. We look forward to seeing you online or in school.
Community resources for housing/rent/employment/financial assistance:
Thriving Mind Consumer Hotline
For assistance or questions related to mental health, substance use and other community services: 1 (888) 248-3111. Please dial 211 for assistance when the hotline is unavailable or visit https://www.211.org/services/covid19
Department for Children & Families
Career Source Florida
Children’s Trust Family Support Programs
Feeding Florida phone line: 1 (855) 352-3663