Positive Parenting during COVID-19

Most of us were completely unprepared for the schools to close, to work from home and “play teacher” at the same time. We are all learning it is MUCH harder than we could have imagined! Add to that the constant news feed and anxieties felt by parents and their children, it can become overwhelming.

With much gratitude we are sharing resources recommended by Alison Bomba, PsyD and Megan James, M. Ed.

For us and our little ones, focus on things we can control:

This article from Kimberly Allen, Ph.D., BCC, CFLE of NC State University reminds us that to engage in positive parenting, we must be in tune with and regulate our own emotions as well as connect with our kids. This is a time of heightened stress and anxiety for parents and children. How do we cope? Read “Combating Stress and Anxiety in Family Life During COVID-19” here.

Please also visit this site for a free download-able packet of helpful ways to teach emotional regulation to children (and ourselves)

Community Programs

Docs in the Park Reach out and Read Girls on the Run United Way of Frederick Maryland Interagency Early Childhood Committee Mental Health Association LiveWell Frederick Family Resource, Information & Education Network for Down Syndrome