Guidance Corner

Guidance Corner
Posted on 04/29/2020
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Parent and Family Resources - Coronavirus and Wellness

Resources for Anxiety Related to Coronavirus

Coronavirus Anxiety:Helpful Tips and Resources (Anxiety and Depression Association of America)
https://adaa.org/finding-help/coronavirus-anxiety-helpful-resources

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (The Child Mind Institute)
https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

Talking with Children About Coronavirus Disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/talking-with-children.html

Stress and Coping During Coronavirus (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Coronavirus Parenting: Managing Anger and Frustration (Child Mind Institute)
https://tinyurl.com/yczgtfmd

Notes From the Backpack (Podcasts for Parents by Parents -one on Coronavirus)
https://www.pta.org/center-for-family-engagement/notes-from-the-backpack

Resources for Child and Family Well Being

Notes From the Backpack (Podcasts for Parents by Parents -Various topics)
https://www.pta.org/center-for-family-engagement/notes-from-the-backpack

Activities for Stress Relief and Relaxation

HBEC Special Area Activities and Lessons 
 
https://sites.google.com/tvsd.info/hbec-specials/home
Password: hbec

Guided Relaxation for Kids - Peace Out
https://safeYouTube.net/w/Rfo8

Guided Relaxation - Freezing then relaxing, Melting activity 
Keep Your Handhttps://app.gonoodle.com/activities/melting?s=category&t=Practice%20Self-Control&sid=23s to Yourself - YouTube

From Mindless to Mindful (Go Noodle) 
https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/from-mindless-to-mindful?s=category&t=Practice%20Self-Control&sid=23

Calming emotions “Swirling” focus on breath to calm settling thoughts 
https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/swirling?s=category&t=Practice%20Self-Control&sid=23

Rainbow breath
https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/rainbow-breath?s=category&t=Enhance%20Focus&sid=21

Guided Relaxation - Self Control: Turning energy on/off
https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/on-and-off?s=category&t=Practice%20Self-Control&sid=23

Guided Relaxation/Visualization - Weather the Storm
https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/weather-the-storm?s=category&t=Manage%20Stress&sid=22

Bring it Down: An activity to settle the energy
https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/bring-it-down?s=Search&t=bring%20it%20down


10 Surprising Ways to Calm an Anxious Child https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/joyful-parenting/201903/10-surprising-ways-calm-anxious-child?eml


Find a Therapist: https://www.psychologytoday.com


Sleep Information: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/childrens-stress-sleep


Books with Read Alouds

Books about enjoying the quiet and learning to listen...

Shower, Paul. The listening walk. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1991. During her silent walk with her father, a little girl discovers an extraordinary world of sounds in her everyday environment. 
Audience: Grades K-3 on YouTube as a read aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLs4r8lHUSg

Underwood, Deborah. The quiet book. New York: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2010. From the quiet of being the first one awake in the morning to "sweet dreams quiet" when the last light is turned off, simple text explores the many kinds of quiet that can exist during the day. Audience: Grades K-2. YouTube read aloud:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0fMQJxdM7Y


Lester, Helen. Listen, Buddy. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013, This funny tale follows Buddy, who almost ends up as bunny stew, because he just never wants to take the time to listen. Audience: Grades K-4 on YouTube as a read aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VL7_ruNIG0

Books about Worrying

Henkes, Kevin. Wemberly worried. New York; Toronto: Scholastic, 2001. A mouse named Wemberly, who worries about everything, finds that she has a whole list of things to worry about when she faces the first day of nursery school. Audience: Grades K-3 (READ ALOUD) on YouTube as a read aloud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkuXc0htNGk

Huebner, Dawn, PhD. What to do when you worry too much: A Kid’s guide to Overcoming Anxiety. Imagination Press, 2005. A great interactive book for parents and kids that tackle anxiety and how to address it in a realistic and kid-friendly manner. (K-5) can be found as read aloud on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUHFIjzYuRY

Cook, Julia. Wilma Jean the Worry Machine. National Center for Youth Issues (2012). A story about the nature of anxiety in a fun manner. (K-4) on YouTube as a read aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfva5ltdpEw

Worry Distribution Tree

Description: Worry is a cognitive process which sometimes has benefits – but too much of a good thing can result in enjoyment-sapping anxiety. Worry is a pernicious process which can easily get out-of-hand and take on a life of its own – we can even end up worrying about worrying. One helpful rule when learning to manage worry is that worry which leads to action is useful but all other forms of worry are unhelpful. The Worry Decision Tree is adapted from a tool developed by Butler & Hope (1995). It is designed to help clients identify whether a worry can be acted on (and, if so, to act on it), or else to shift their focus of attention to something more adaptive.

worry_decision_tree_en-gb.pdf

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Guidance Lessons

Grades K-2 Stress Management
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v-D1dwGl16-A9jeVNzQ54AlJ_bzQjZzkT7u9DOOZiyg/edit?usp=sharing

Grades 3-4 Stress Management
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UgFG8BJRyRSrdd9Yc6-c1_FgK-OzhrDfmVMxG01_dVw/edit?usp=sharing


Grades 3-4 Feelings
docs.google.com/document/d/1yhqsjEWYP9eUnDIfVnYYDyF_DvkEkfmSYj_a2BY-q_Q/edit?usp=sharing