As you adapt and adjust to having your children attend school remotely from home, you may be wondering what you can do to help your children get the most out of online school. While there may only be days or weeks left of this school year, it’s likely many of us will be continuing with remote learning in the fall. With the future shape of school a big unknown in the midst of the uncertainty of the pandemic, Mom Enough® turned to a learning expert to get tips on thriving with online school.
Tune in to the first Mom Enough Live discussion on making the most of virtual learning with Dr. Erin Erickson and guest expert, Kreg Moccia, of Yup (the awesome math learning app). Learn how to maximize your child’s online school experience with less stress, better organization, and more motivation.
About the Host
Dr. Erin Erickson is a maternal child health specialist and nurse practitioner, dual-certified in women’s health and family practice. She has extensive experience speaking and writing on topics related to parenting, maternal-child health, and mindfulness. In addition to her graduate studies in nursing and public health, Erin has a Master of Arts in integrative health and wellbeing coaching and works as a health coach for parents and students (from high school through graduate school). As a wife and mom, Erin is living most of the issues addressed on Mom Enough.
WHILE YOUR KIDS ATTEND ONLINE SCHOOL, WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO COPE DURING THE PANDEMIC?
❉ HELPING PARENTS COPE WITH THE PANDEMIC. In the face of an unprecedented global crisis that requires children to be home from school, whether they are in preschool or college, and results in a 24-hour news cycle with overwhelming and sometimes terrifying messages, it’s no wonder many parents are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or sad. So, how can we cope as we adjust to new routines, financial challenges, and the risk of infection from the novel coronavirus? Dr. Erin Erickson, co-host of the weekly podcast Mom Enough®, offers tips to help you stay positive and actively address the range of emotions that most parents are feeling during this pandemic.
❉ WHAT YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN ARE EXPERIENCING IS GRIEF. Are you and your children struggling with the changes that have come with the pandemic? In so many ways, the pandemic has meant grief. It might be a little loss, like not being able to go to a favorite park. Or it might be a big loss, like the loss of a job, or a death. So, how do we manage all the changes related to the pandemic, while we also manage our emotions, such as grief? Read this article to learn more!
❉ HELPING FAMILIES COPE DURING THE PANDEMIC. We are all reading about it and listening to stories on the news. Our children are hearing about it too, and they are feeling the impact as they are kept at home and adjusting to new ways of learning. So, how can we stay happy and healthy as we hunker down and protect our families – and those most vulnerable – from COVID-19? Read these practical tips to help your family cope, and make the most of your time together, from family nurse practitioner and parenting coach, Dr. Erin Erickson.
❉ 10 NATURE ACTIVITIES TO HELP GET YOUR FAMILY THROUGH THE PANDEMIC. Our friend, author, Richard Louv wrote this excellent article on nature activities you and your children can do during the pandemic.
Dr. Erin Erickson & Dr. Marti Erickson are here to support you during the pandemic, and always. Mom Enough® shares evidence-based information for parents and people who care for children and families. If there is a topic that you want us to address, send us a note and we will do our best to get you the information you need. Click here to sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay up-to-date with our latest podcasts and articles.
For helpful information and resources from Mom Enough’s supporting partners, check out these links:
❉ YUP, A MATH TUTORING APP. Yup offers instantaneous tutoring, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Now you don’t have to remember pre-calculus, or algebra, or even long division. Let the experts at Yup take one thing off your hands: math homework!
❉ DAVID’S CENTER FOR CHILD & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT. St. David’s now offers telehealth visits for children’s mental health services, parental mental health therapy, speech and occupational therapy, and autism treatment.
❉ HELP ME GROW MINNESOTA. Help Me Grow offers helpful resources on tracking developmental milestones, encouraging healthy development, and getting help for a child. They are currently accepting and responding to referrals for anyone who has a concern about their child’s development.
❉ KINDERBERRY HILL. All of Kinderberry Hill’s childcare and education centers are still open and following guidelines to keep children and their families safe during the pandemic. Kinderberry Hill also has great resources on their website…check out their suggestion to paint with water!