Activities for Children at Home:
Often times when there is a stressful situation or unwanted emotion in our lives, we feel like we have lost our control, but there are still a lot of things that we can control in our lives, even if we feel like we can't. Here is a list 50 things you can control to help you stay grounded in your life, even during a stressful time, unwanted emotion, or a crisis. Parents, this is a good activity to do alone or with your kids to spark a conversation about what they can control in their lives. At the bottom of this page, you can download a checklist version of this picture, print it, and have your child check off the things they think they can control. Kids, see how many things you can control!
If you would like to download a checklist version of this paper to use at home, click on the link below.
Parenting Tips: One on One 3/30/20
Parenting Tips: Structure Up 3/30/20
Parenting Tips: Poor Behavior 3/30/20
Parenting Tips: Managing Stress 3/30/20
Message From Our Superintendent: 3/24/20
This is given by a teacher to a parent who reached out for some advice and comfort on how to help her child.
"Don’t worry about them regressing in school. Every single kid is in the same boat and they will be ok. When we are back in the classroom, we will all course correct to meet them where they are. Teachers are experts at this! Don’t pick fights with your kids because they are struggling to do their homework. Don’t scream at them for not following a perfect schedule. Don’t mandate learning, encourage it. If I can leave you with one thing, it’s this: at the end of all this, your kids’ mental health will be more important than their academic skills. And how they felt during this time will stay with them long after the memory of what they did during these weeks at home is long gone. So keep that in mind, every single day."
We know this is a tough time for parents, and encourage you to continue to communicate and cooperate with your student's teachers. We are also communicating with teachers to be accommodating to students as we all adjust to this new online learning environment.
Holly Stuart ~ River Heights Elementary School Counselor