Lots of change can be stressful as well as fear of the unknown. The Coronavirus has amplified these stressors for parents and students. Westwood's Wellness Coordinator shared this site that is filled with mini sessions for adults and students to reduce stress and increase calm. Click here to access the Calm website and help "Take a deep breath."
Common Sense Media has also offered a great resource for teachers and parents with this article, "Reduce Student Anxiety and Your Own During Uncertain Times." Here you will find suggestions on how to talk with students and children about the pandemic in a productive way that informs without creating more stress and panic. There are also ideas for games and other activities to do with children while they are home for an extended period of time. This short read is packed with ways to destress children and adults alike. Check it out.