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Candy Melts (green and dark cocoa)
Kids, teens, and college students in school are rapidly approaching what is known as Spring break. It can be up to 2 weeks off of school in some places. This is a time for kids to recharge and have some fun before the end of the school year crunch comes.
But now with our new normal, it doesn’t feel like much of a break for them or their parents. There is no where to go because of the lockdowns still in effect in many places. Having a break from school doesn’t change the environment for those who are virtual students. Just means that they don’t have to log on the schoology that day. And those who attend school, spring break just
means two weeks stuck at home doing nothing.
So how can we make this an actual break for our student? It is a much needed time for them to feel relief from the pressures of their academics.
If you are one of the many who is still in a pretty strict lockdown, I would suggest flipping your children’s routine and make things fun for as much of the two weeks as you can. Stay up late watching scary movies or have pizza and ice cream for breakfast, whatever will break up the monotony of the last year.
They need this break. You need this break. We need this break.
Take mom for a walk in a nearby park, forest or hiking trail and collect sticks along the way. Assemble the twigs around a large can or vase, using a hot glue gun and placing them as closely together as possible. Fill your vases with wildflowers and add a birch bark MOM label for the complete rustic gift that your kids will enjoy making for Mothers Day using natures tools from Mother Earth.
This homemade floral herb perfume is really simple for kids to make and Mom will love it. You need to gather some assorted flowers and herbs, and the kids can help you with this one.Use a spray bottle and choose your favourite essential oils to use while adding water and several drops to infuse your all natural, plant based scents for mom.
And for everyone else, we urge you to read the CDC’s guidelines for hosting, travelling and staying safe.
People with or exposed to COVID-19
Do not host or participate in any in-person gatherings if you or anyone in your household
Do not host or attend gatherings with anyone who has COVID-19 or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
People at increased risk for severe illness
If you are an older adult or person with certain medical conditions who is at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, or live or work with someone increased risk of severe illness, you should avoid in-person gatherings with people who do not live in your household.
If a parent or guardian is not sure whether the child needs counseling or not, the list of symptoms below can be a good indicator. If the child is experiencing one or more of these symptoms, coupled with the parent’s concern, it’s a good idea to take him or her in for an evaluation.
The following are symptoms that may indicate a problem that therapy can correct or help with:
In addition to these issues, the child may be dealing with:
If parents decide to bring their child to therapy, they need to stay engaged throughout the therapy process.
Similarly, there are some suggestions on how to talk to a child about going to counseling. It can feel uncomfortable to both the parent(s) and the child to talk about mental health treatment, but following these tips can help make it approachable:
There are many effective forms of child therapy with evidence to back them up, including Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Family Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Organization Training
Younger children may also benefit from Play Therapy, and older adolescents may benefit from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Group Therapy, or Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
For More Mental Health resources visit our Mental Health Hub.
Social Health is at an all time confused state!
A truly interactive experience, KinderArt® provides an opportunity for parents, educators, artists, students and kids (of course) to have fun while exchanging ideas, finding information, conducting research, and learning new things… all in one place.
The goal of KinderArt® has been and always will be, to make art lessons and educational information accessible to people around the world. In addition to the thousands of free art lesson plans, we offer printable activity pages, the art kitchen, educational links and articles, early childhood education resources and much more. Everyone who visits KinderArt® is encouraged to share their experiences, questions, comments and ideas. The result? A wonderful variety of lesson plans and educational tips.
The CDC has recommended factors for school districts to consider as they start implementing reopening plans. Schools have a high risk of spreading the virus if they continue to offer full in-person classes, activities, and events. Students who are not distanced at least six feet apart, or with adequate safety measures, are at higher risk of getting infected. Some recommendations for schools as they decide on reopening this fall include:
Spending too much screen time and not enough together with your family? Here is this months “get unplugged” activity that will get everyone onboard with this year in a memorable way today and in the future to come!
What if you made something to help your family remember the significance of this time in 2020, with a COVID-19 time capsule. Keep in mind that you don’t need to spend any money or make any special trips. What will really make it special are the stories you’ll tell along with each of the items years from now.
Gather everything, put the items in a box, and then stick it in the attic or back of a closet to be forgotten. Years from now, you’ll have an amazing discovery to share with your family.
Some potential items to include:
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Jaxon (10) has special needs. He was diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome and this genetic syndrome is certainly not textbook with every individual having attributes and symptoms from low to high extremes with some or all characteristics also combined in between.
For Jaxon, impulse control (lack of) is very high and you can imagine how dangerous this could be in the kitchen or just bugger up the meticulous need for measurements to be exact when he may rush, dump, pour or toss an ingredient in haste or without self control/discipline.
This is why we are super hands on together and he is growing up quite domesticated, taking more time and patience to learn the right processes (in all aspects of life) and the importance of following instructions to a tee!