Updated with additional links on 2/18/2021
Many parents have expressed worry about how their child is coping with the changes brought on by the current pandemic. All of our children have been in and out of school, creating havoc with their schedules and routines, extracurricular activities are different, and the support system provided by extended family and friends has changed. Many parents have expressed concern about their stress overflowing onto their children (employment, working from home, unemployment, all while supporting a sometimes-remote and sometimes-not educational journey for their children) and guilt over too much screen time, not enough social interaction, or even enough exercise.
Children are resilient, particularly those in the age groups The Glen serves, and will likely have no lasting effects of our current pandemic lifestyle. But helping your child build resilience is a great way to build life-long skills that will follow them to college and beyond – and help manage your stress as well!
The Glen has called on parents in the mental-health field to pull together some resources. Here are links to help: