Kids are bored and many summer camps that once kept them occupied and entertained are canceled. What’s a parent to do?
During the current COVID-19 crisis, many families are seeing their normal routines up-ended. This can cause stress and anxiety for all family members – especially children. Keeping a sense of calm can help kids manage their anxiety while also teaching them some important lessons about resilience. Lessons they can use long after the current pandemic has passed.
Children grow and learn best when there is structure in their lives. Since kids don’t have a great deal of control, routines are a great way to allow them to feel a sense of comfort, organization and stability.
The coronavirus has upended lives across the world. One of the most devastating effects of this crisis is the fact that so many families are separated. This includes seniors who can no longer spend time with their beloved grandchildren.
The need to shelter in place has taught us a lot about ourselves and our families, especially the importance of grandparents. Perhaps one of the most important things it has taught us is that dependence on extended family isn’t a bad thing. In fact, once some semblance of normalcy returns, the commitment to strengthen these family ties is likely to occur.
The COVID-19 pandemic is uncharted territory for all of us. While there is a lot of uncertainty, one thing we do know is that sheltering in place is stressful for everyone – no matter what their age.
The amount of time kids spend in front of screens can cause significant anxiety – for their parents. Many parents are turning to screen time limits to keep kids from spending too much time on electronics.
Technology has done a lot to improve the lives of children. However, when kids have too much screen time, the benefits of technology are quickly eclipsed. Unfortunately, attempts to go cold-turkey often backfire when it comes to cutting off a child’s access to electronic devices. So what is a parent to do?
Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 we will be reducing our hours. Our new, temporary hours will be 7:30 – 5:00. I know that this will be an inconvenience for some of you, however we need to do what is best for the our employees and for your children that we care for throughout the day. We are asking for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out!
I am writing to you to let you know about some added precautions we’re taking to do our part in an effort to be vigilant regarding the COVID-19 concern. In keeping with providing a higher standard of care to our families we are implementing the following safeguards: