Parenting is one of the most challenging and important jobs there is. And parents need all the support they can get – especially during this current health crisis. The new Building Blocks of Parenting™ (BBP) App provides parents with easy access to information, resources, and supportive connections to help them promote their children’s learning and healthy development. It’s available in English and Spanish on both iOS and Android platforms.
Parents are struggling to balance work, child care and self-care while stuck inside during the COVID-19 crisis. To help, The Child Mind Institute has shared a list of resources to offer support to parents and families during this time. These resources might help you as you stay home with your own little ones, or they might be beneficial to share with families in your care who could be in need of extra support (these resources are also available in Spanish).
Parents want to know best practices for screen time, setting limits, age-appropriate content, online safety, movie & TV reviews, apps for learning, and digital citizenship. To help support families, Common Sense Media recently created Tech Balance to give them the information they need. Tech Balance is a new, free, bilingual text messaging service for families with children. The program delivers advice, resources, and tips.
Although separation anxiety is a very normal part of child development, it is still stressful… for children, parents, and caregivers. When children feel sad or anxious, it is important for us to have a clear understanding of what is going on in order to properly support their needs. With this understanding, we can create a plan with children and their parents that supports each child’s individual transition process.