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COVID-19 PARENTING: SETTING ASIDE ONE-ON-ONE TIME IS IMPORTANT

Remember to set aside time to spend with each child. It can be just for 20 minutes, or as long as you want – it is all up to us. It can be the same time as each day so that... Read more

Posted 9th September

cOVID-19 PARENTING: ALWAYS KEEPING IT POSITIVE WITH YOUR CHILDREN

Praise your child when they are behaving well. They may not show it but you will definitely find them doing that same good thing again. It will also reassure them... Read more

Posted 9th September

covid-19 parenting: talking openly about the outbreak

Silence and secrecy do not protect our children – honesty and openness do. Think about how much they will understand – you know your children best, and share… Read more

Posted 9th September

COVID-19 PARENTING: how to EASe YOUR CHILDREN'S ANXIETY AND HELP them

Like adults, kids too might be worrying a lot. Fortunately, there are several things we can do to help our kids cope. Remember, children take their cues from... Read more

Posted 9th September

PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN DURING COVID-19: A MANUAL FOR PARENTS

The purpose of this manual is to provide parents, caregivers, support persons, and children and adolescent themselves, a tool that will enable them to understand... Read more

Posted 2nd September

HELPING YOUR KIDS COPE WHILE SAFELY SHELTERING IN PLACE AT HOME

Children would be engaged in a combination of home based and online learning, with varying degrees of success. The situation is understandably stressful for both... Read more

Posted 2nd September

parent/CARE-GIVER GUIDE TO HELPing FAMILIES DEAL WITH COVID-19

As a parent/caregiver, your first concern is about how to protect and take care of your children and family. Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning to… Read more

Posted 2nd September

SHARING INFORMATION WITH YOUNGER CHILDREN WITH A picture STORYBOOK

Children, more so the very young ones, may need extra attention and reassurance; so it is important we let them know we’re looking after them and make ourselves... Read more

Posted 2nd September

taking care of behavioral health during an outbreak

Everyone responds differently to stressful situations such as an infectious disease outbreak that requires social distancing, quarantine, or isolation and a deviation from... Read more

Posted 26th August

Tips for parents, caregivers, and teachers during outbreaks

Young people react to anxiety and stress differently than adults. Some may react right away; others might show signs that they are having a difficult time only much... Read more

Posted 26th August

parenting practices in crowded homes and communities

Limit those leaving and returning to your immediate living space to as few and as infrequent as possible. Keeping your family healthy and safe from COVID-19… Read more

Posted 26th August

handwashing and hand sanitizer use at home, at play, and out

There are important differences between washing hands with soap and water and cleaning them with hand sanitizer. Knowing when to clean your hands and... Read more

Posted 26th August

learnING THROUGH PLAY CAN INDEED BE FUN FOR ALL AGES

There are so many different types of play that can be both fun AND educational. Language, numbers, objects, drama, art, music, and games give children... Read more

Posted 19th August

KEEPING THE CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE IS AMONG OUR TOP PRIORITIES

Children and teens are now spending a lot more time online. Being connected helps them reduce the impact of COVID-19 and it also encourages them… Read more

Posted 19th August

parenting a new baby? spending a lot of time indoors?

Sharing is caring. Use social media, phone calls, and anything at your disposal to reach out and connect with others. Take turns with others to care for the baby… Read more

Posted 19th August

TIPS FOR PARENTING TEENS - SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH THEM often

Adolescents may be missing school, friends and socialization. It is important to provide them with extra support as well as the space to express... Read more

Posted 19th August

learn to keep your calm and manage stress during these difficult times

Be open and listen to your children. Your children will look to you for support and reassurance. Listen to your children when they share how they are feeling... Read more

Posted 12th August

TALKING about AND SHARING information on COVID-19

Be willing to talk. They will already have heard something. Silence and secrets do not protect our children. Honesty and openness do. Think about how much... Read more

Posted 12th August

COVID-19 PARENTING : ENSURING HARMONY AT HOME

When we model peaceful and loving relationships, our children feel more secure and loved. Positive language, active listening, and empathy help maintain ... Read more

Posted 12th August

often, the same things make us get stressed and angry

We love our children and teenagers, but the stresses of COVID-19 can make us angry. Here is how we can maintain control and manage our anger... Read more

Posted 12th August

Adapting to the evolving changes in daily life during covid-19 times

Keep children occupied and feeling safe, stay focused on what is possible to reassure children that they are okay, and the situation is being managed and will get better... Read more

Posted 5th August

Parents should monitor TV, internet, and social media viewing

Any information that is developmentally not appropriate or designed for adults, can also cause anxiety or confusion, particularly in young children… Read more

Posted 5th August

Find out how the school is communicating with families and students

Reach out to your child’s teacher and other relevant school staff if you have concerns about their coping and keeping up with assignments... Read more

Posted 5th August

Ways to Support Yourself During Social Distancing, Quarantine, Isolation

Speaking out about your needs is particularly important if you are in quarantine; ensure you have what you need to feel safe, secure, and comfortable. Be your own... Read more

Posted 5th August

One-on-one time with children during COVID-19 parenting

School shutdown is also a chance to make better relationships with our children. One-on-One time is free and fun. It makes children feel loved and secure… Read more

Posted 5th August

Keeping It Positive when you engage with THE children

Children are much more likely to do what we ask if we give them positive instructions and lots of praise for what they do right. It will also reassure them and make them... Read more

Posted 5th August

Structure up with new routines IN PLACE FOR EVERYONE

COVID-19 has taken away our daily work, home, and school routines. This is hard for children, teenagers and for you. Making new routines can help us manage... Read more

Posted 5th August

When Children Misbehave OR START TO GET RESTLESS at home

All children misbehave. It is quite normal when children are tired, hungry, afraid, or learning independence. And they can drive us crazy when stuck at home... Read more

Posted 5th August

Learn with Us

Book clubs, Yoga, Interest Clubs, and visiting guests are many ways for parents to explore areas of interest or learn something new.

Volunteer

Festival of Nations and Incredible India celebrations are ways to contribute your time and talent.

Learning

We encourage parents to be a part of their child's learning journey. Maker Saturdays are great ways to learn and spend time with your child.

Activities

Parent Coffee mornings and English Conversation classes are ways to stay up to date. For more activities, read your weekly Friday Flash.