Well that escalated quickly!   Here are 9 articles sharing information and resources about what you can do to prepare and care for yourself, your family, and your work in the coming weeks when it comes to some of the social and emotional aspects of being homebound.  Here are some resources to help make this trip a little bit easier.

Put Your Own Mask On First!

How Mindfulness Can Help You Navigate the Coronavirus Panic  

How mindfulness practices can help reduce fear and anxiety caused about the covid-19 outbreak.

An article from Mindful.org

Manage Anxiety & Stress

Information shared on the CDC’s website highlighting how to manage stress and anxiety around covid-19 sharing tips and links for self-care for those struggling in times of high stress as well as resources for parents.  From the Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Optimizing  Your Home Office

Working from home because of COVID-19? Here are 10 ways to spend your time 

This article shared by  Science, the magazine published by American Association for the Advancement of Science,  shares some great tips for working from home.

https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2020/03/working-home-because-covid-19-here-are-10-ways-spend-your-time

8 Tips To Make Working From Home Work For You 

This article from National Public Radio offers good suggestions to help optimize and work from home as well.

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/15/815549926/8-tips-to-make-working-from-home-work-for-you

With Kids…

The Secret to Keeping Your Kids Happy, Busy and Learning if Their School Closes Due to Coronavirus   An article from TIME  sharing how to consider planning days to keep home from school kids occupied during the day.

https://time.com/5803373/coronavirus-kids-at-home-activities/

How to work from home with kids around

This article from Poynter, shares ideas about how to work with kids home for all ages, babies to teens and keep them occupied.

Connecting With Family

My Kid’s School Is Closed So Now What?

Confident Parents Confident Kids blog post discusses things you can to do to support your child’s social, emotional and mental health in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak.

10 tips for talking about COVID-19 with your kids

This article from PBS News Hour shares ways for parents and caregivers to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak with kids.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/10-tips-for-talking-about-covid-19-with-your-kids

How School Closures Can Strengthen Your Family: Here are three ways to cope if your kid’s school closes. 

This article from Greater Good Magazine discusses 3 ways to cope as a family unit.

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_school_closures_can_strengthen_your_family