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Hey parents and caregivers, we want to help you find the resources and tools you need to care for your family during these difficult times. From having difficult conversations with your kids about COVID-19 to taking care of everyone's mental health to educational tools - our aim is to offer you some hope and inspiration to get through this trying time. Check out the resources below, and visit our Pinterest for many more.
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PBS Kids Lubbock Learning Neighborhood is a group for parents, educators, and childcare providers to connect, share resources, and learn together! Head over to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ttupbskids to start exploring!
Looking for ways to explain germs and sickness to your kids? Lubbock Public Library has new digital books to help your kids learn about these topics. Visit https://lubbock.overdrive.com/collection/29302 to check it out!
Lubbock ISD has provided a resource page with fun and educational ways to help your kids learn online. Visit https://sites.google.com/lubbockisd.org/onlinedigitallearning/resources to check it out!
Let's face it, none of us really know how to talk to our kids about what is happening. Here's some support from the exports on what to say and do to help our children understand the crisis and what it means for our families.
- CDC: Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
- PBS Kids: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
- Talking With Children: Tips For Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks(PDF)
- More resources at: https://www.pinterest.com/lbkunitedway/talking-to-your-kids-about-covid-19/
One of the most important things we can all do right now is take care of our mental health. Stress, anxiety, and instability affects us and our families. We're better parents when we're taking care of our own mental health. Here's some ideas to help you stay healthy and take care of your mental health. You can also check out our Mental Health Resources page with information about telehealth and online counseling options and resources for substance abuse and youth.
Texas has started a free Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Hotline. Click the link or call 833-986-1919.
- 4.6.20 Update - Caring for your mental health
- 4.2.20 Update - Parenting advice during crisis
- Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (PDF)
- Working Remotely During COVID-19: Your Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Your Behavioral Health: Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak (PDF)
- Coping Strategies for Anxiety around the Coronavirus
- More resources at: https://www.pinterest.com/lbkunitedway/mental-health-resources-during-covid-19/
- Tip Sheet for Parents/Caregivers
Online Parenting Classes
Family Guidance and Outreach Center: is providing their parenting classes online. To learn more, visit their website, call 806.747.5577 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anger Management, Mondays at 6:30PM
Parenting Classes, Tuesdays at 6:30PM
- Robin's Nest Tutoring is a group of Lubbock High students providing free online tutoring for kids K-12 in the Lubbock community
For parents of kids ages 0-5, here are educational resources and ideas on creative ways to engage young children. It's especially important to remember with these little ones to give yourself and them a lot of grace.
- Early Childhood Development
- Backyard and Play-Based Learning Ideas
- How to Help Young Children with Everyday Transitions
- More resources at: https://www.pinterest.com/lbkunitedway/early-childhood-education/
For parents of kids in Kindergarten through 5th Grade, here are some resources and tools to help your child with remote learning and to create fun ways to help them transition.
- COVID-19 Schedule for Remote Learning
- Teacher Recommended Resources for Remote Learning
- Free Educational Activities for the Quarantined Kid
- More resources at: https://www.pinterest.com/lbkunitedway/elementary-education/
For parents of preteens and teenagers, here is some useful information and resources on how to help middle and high school students with this new way of learning.
- Free STEM Websites for Grade Levels 6-12 to Enhance Learning
- Ways to Motivate Young Teens during At-Home Learning
- TED Talks to Empower Middle and High School Students
- More resources at: https://www.pinterest.com/lbkunitedway/middle-high-school-education/