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Parenting Tips

Raising children in today’s world is an exciting and daunting experience. Balancing family and work responsibilities is challenging in our fast paced, keep it moving culture. Family Paths understands the pressures parents and caregivers face and 1972 we’ve been providing support and resources to families throughout the East Bay. We hope the information we’ve curated from the web will give helpful insights as you navigate the full time job of parenting. Check back regularly for updated tips and articles.

RainbowHeartClick HERE for LGBTQIA-specific resource links in the SF Bay Area which include drop-in services, playgroups, youth groups, summer camps, parent and caregiver resources and groups, and crisis numbers. Many of the organizations not only serve youth, but all ages and provide a plethora of services.


Remember: You can call our Parenting Stress Helpline at 1-800-829-3777 any time you have a question about parenting skills, child development, behavior issues, and to access community resources. We are here to help with every day parenting stress.


TALKING ABOUT CORONOVIRUS

From NPR – Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

CoviBook – by Manuela Molina of MindHeart (in multiple languages for download)

 

STAYING CONNECTED

From Zero to Three – Staying Connected While Separated from Your Young Child

 

SELF-CARE

From NY Times – Parents Need Stress Relief, Too. We’re all anxious. Here are ways to cope.

From The Counseling Teacher – How to Relieve Anxiety During Times of Uncertainty

4 Quick Tips for Sheltering Your Relationship While You Shelter in Place

Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus

 

ACTIVITIES

Wide Open School (lessons, activities, virtual field trips, and more grades Pre-K through 5th and 6th through 12th)

 

HELPING OUR TEENS

From Greater Good Science Center – How to Help Teens Shelter in Place

From NY Times – Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters and 5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus

 

FOR OUR IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY

From California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance – COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR UNDOCUMENTED CALIFORNIANS

 

COVID-19 Bay Area Mass Resource List  –

a dynamic Google Doc that is updated regularly.

 

From SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) – How to Cope with Sheltering in Place