Just like the adults in their lives, children are likely seeking some extra support to feel safe and well right now. During Mental Health Awareness Month, opens a new window, now is a perfect time to talk to your children and seek wellness tips and insights.
If you are a parent or caregiver looking for ideas to help you and your family get through this time, we hope the following articles can offer a bit of guidance.
Advice From The New York Times
With your San Mateo County Libraries card, you can access The New York Times online, opens a new window 24/7, with unlimited views for free. Mandarin and Spanish versions are also available. The Times' parenting page, opens a new window has many helpful reads!
- What Parents Should Know as States Reopen, opens a new window
- 11 Questions Parents May Have About Coronavirus, opens a new window
- Love and Structure Will Carry Us Through
- How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus
- 4 Ways to Help Your Anxious Kid
Insights From National Geographic
Craving more reading? National Geographic recently announced that they are providing everyone with free access to content related to COVID-19 on a page called Coronavirus Coverage, opens a new window. This is an external source, so you don't need your library card to access these articles.
In National Geographic's family section, opens a new window, you can find readings centered on supporting your children's mental health. To save you time, we found some articles that might be helpful to you:
- Keeping up kids' mental health during coronavirus
- How to help kids bounce back when celebrations are canceled, opens a new window
- Setting a schedule for kids at home
- Coronavirus family survival guide
- How to keep kids social during a time of social distancing
Do you have a routine, activity or resource that is helping your family right now? Let us know in the comments.