Welcome Ocean Acres Dolphins!Scott Entrikin, NCCSchool CounselorPhone: 978-5700 ext. 1081COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS:DURING THE HOURS OF 8 AM-3PM I WILL BE AVAILABLE BY EMAIL TO ANSWER QUESTIONS OR PROVIDE FEEDBACK DURING THE REMOTE LEARNING PERIOD.MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS:firstname.lastname@example.org
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Some thoughts on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus is something that is unique and stressful. To help cope with our current situation, reflecting upon how we previously coped with high levels of anxiety, worry, and stress can be helpful. Although the current circumstances are extremely different, reflecting upon our own experiences can help us remain positive for our own overall well-being and to help us maintain the energy needed to best help our children. Some of the things we can do to help ourselves and our children during this time period may include:
- Play games with our children.
- Listen to calming music.
- Writing/Journaling- this can be helpful to release feelings and also serves as a good reminder in the future if we need to reflect upon how we coped with stressful situations.
- Monitor and limit our social media usage- it is important to stay informed, but it is also important not to be so consumed that it leads to additional stress.
- Listen and acknowledge our children’s feelings and questions.
- Practice breathing exercises- Please ask your child about “starfish” breathing which is something that has been taught during class lessons.
- Get outside.
- Take a walk.
- Accept or at least try to move towards accepting that we cannot control all circumstances. Trying to control things outside of our control can lead to more anxiety.
- Maintain positive mindset.
- Have phone conversations with our friends and family.
- Use aromatherapy.
- Use your imagination- try to think of your happy or calming place to try to take a timeout from what you may be experiencing.
- Read a book.
Hoping that some of the above ideas may be helpful. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or would like to share what is helping you or your child during this time period. I will be looking to periodically update my website with additional information moving forward. Please also note I am available by email for questions from 8 am – 3 pm during the remote learning time period.
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