With kids at home from school and early childhood centers, families are looking for ways to connect, to continue educating their kids, and to maintain a healthy balance. This stress can make already-trying times even harder, so CCMH has collected the below resources to help families know how to talk to their kids, get advice on handling stress, suggested activities for kids and families, and ways for parents to stay connected to others.
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The following resources offer tips for families including age-appropriate responses to common questions, a guide to self-care, and activities for young children experiencing social distancing.