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Feeling worried?​

Feeling Worried or need help feeling calm? We’ve got tools for you! Please review any work you do with a trusting adult!

​Feelings

We all have a lot of feelings that come and go. Use this section to explore your feelings and how to share them with others.


Counseling Resources for Parents

Wondering how to support to your child in the age of COVID-19? You are not alone. Here are some great resources to support you during these tough times and to ensure your child feels loved and safe:

Sometimes with worries looming large, one of the most helpful things is to take a mindfulness break. Here are some tools that might help you and your family!

Podcasts can be an easy way to learn while cooking or walking- these podcasts may be helpful in our current situation as we social distance and manage anxieties.

  • The Happiness Lab: A powerful podcast from a Yale professor all about the science of well being. She has new episodes about social connection and more in light of the Coronavirus.
  • Ten Percent Happier: A mindfulness based podcast with lots of great interview and helpful tips. I especially liked the recent episodes: #231 Parenting in a Pandemic & Bonus episode titled How to Handle Cornonavirus Anxiety
  • Unlocking Us: A new podcast by Brene Brown. I especially like the episodes about “settling the ball” and creating what she calls a “Family Gap Plan”.
  • Daily SEL Moment: A podcast and blog by a local Seattle School Counselor offering a daily social emotional learning opportunity in a short 5-10 minute podcast recording.

This section is for other assorted items that may be of help:

  • CASEL: Bringing you high quality supportive information that integrates Academics, Social and Emotional Learning in this time of stress and change. 
  • Bringing Peace Home: Looking for some strategies and tools to bring more peace to your home? Check out these tools from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence!
  • Making Repairs: We aren’t perfect and everyone makes mistakes! Have you had a less than perfect parenting moment? Remember to give yourself grace and check out these tips about repairing and learning from mistakes together. 
  • Parenting Supports: Sound Discipline has a great weekly parenting support email with easy supportive tips for helping you and your child at home. They also have free weekly online workshops. Learn more about Sound Discipline!
  • Mood Meter App: Help you and your child recognized, label, and manage emotions using this fun tool.
  • Books That Heal Kids: An amazing blog with books organized by topic. Help your child process big feelings through a read aloud and discussion. Don’t own the book? Do a quick Google or YouTube search to try to find the book read aloud online!
  • Puzzlements: Looking for a way to spark creativity, inquisitiveness, and good conversation? Sign up for the Puzzlement weekly newsletter to receive 5 puzzling links to explore and learn with your child. All kid friendly and always awe inspiring!
  • Good News Network: Feel like you need some good news during this hectic time? Check out inspiring and hopeful stories here.

Community Resources

Need help during these challenging times? Here are some supports that might be of use. Please feel free to get in touch with more specific inquiries!

  • Crisis Connections:   https://www.crisisconnections.org/get-help/community-resources-online/
    Crisis Connections Community Resources Online (CRO) is the most up to date and comprehensive database of health and human services available for all of Washington State.
  • Queen Anne Helpline: https://queenannehelpline.org/
    A local Queen Anne organization working to help prevent homelessness and stabilize the lives of neighbors in need through financial and supportive services.
  • Puget Sound Adlerian Society Parenting Calendar: http://psasadler.org/
    A great online resource for parenting classes, support groups, and parent education events in the local area.
  • Think Before You Link: http://www.thinkbeforeyoulinkinschool.com/
    An internet safety resource for adults and kids. The Student section has a fun interactive way of teaching cyber safety for grades 3-8.
  • Sound Discipline: www.sounddiscipline.org/parents/
    Helps families and schools build respectful relationships with children using Positive Discipline approaches. Workshops and training available for families and educators.
  • SENG: Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted: www.sengifted.org/
    A resource to help families of academically advanced students meet emotional needs and challenges.
  • Books that Heal: http://booksthathealkids.blogspot.com/
    A bibliotherapy blog with children’s books on various topics to help address emotions, development, and life’s changes and challenges.
  • Parents Helping Parents: https://www.php.com/
    A nonprofit parent-directed family resource that provides guidance, support, and services to children with special needs and their families.
  • Parent Toolkit:   Parenting Guides
    Parent Toolkit is a one-stop resource developed with parents in mind. It is produced by NBC News Education Nation and supported by Pearson. It includes information about almost every aspect of your child’s development.

This list is not a comprehensive list. This list is not endorsed by Seattle Public Schools. Please take part in research to determine what might be the best option for you and your family. If you are in search of a specific resource, please contact Meghan Kaloper directly. Thank you!