WV Super Powers
We have all been upgraded to Superheroes for our children for the 2020-2021 school year! They are looking to us to help them overcome the evil villain that has been identified as Annie Anxiety. She brings anxiety wherever she goes! Are we safe in school? What will it look like? How will we move around the school? What will happen if someone gets sick? Annie Anxiety wants you and your children to worry about these things.
Your mission is to learn as much as you can about each of your superpowers! When you activate your powers, your child will feel empowered to take on the challenges ahead. They will feel safe in the school environment and less fearful about the changes that are happening around them. They will be comforted in knowing that you are their Superhero and will do whatever it takes to protect them from Annie Anxiety!
Click on the links below to build your superpowers and defeat Annie Anxiety!
We can help empower our kids to handle the “new normal” by using simple tips like remaining calm and positive, limiting what they see and hear, and maintaining daily routines that we can control. Click on the links below to find more information on how to empower the children in your life.
Talking to Children about COVID-19 (CDC)
Dr. Perry on Emotional Development Six Core Strengths
Change is hard for everyone. The best way to support kids through change is providing them with the information they need, modeling new expectations, and being there to support them.
Justin, a millennial, brings a box of donuts to the office and unknowingly spreads the coronavirus to his colleagues who further spread throughout the community.
Social Distancing Questions Answered for Teens by Doctors
Mental Wellness Moment for Older Children during COVID-19
Expecting our kids to have a change in habits means that we need to have many discussions and practice sessions. Check out these videos for ways to talk to your kids about masks, social distancing, and good hygiene!
Using Science to Make a Case for Social Distancing and Best Practice with Teens
Tips for Teens: Wearing a Mask Alex Jimenez explains why he, a healthy young man, wears a mask whenever he goes outside. Be Like Alex!
Social Story for Kids "Why We Wear a Mask"
Germ Smart! Wash Your Hands! Fun Video!
Video Explaining Why it was Important to Stay Home at the Beginning of COVID-19
Resilient kids can withstand changes and rise above challenges that they face with the right support. Protective factors such as strong families, having their basic needs met, and social connections (even if they are physically distant!) will make this challenging time easier!
Making Relationship Part of your Family's Day
Maintaining Emotional Immunity During COVID-19
Anxiety is caused by the fear of the unknown. When we control the controllables, we can decrease feelings of anxiety. Providing facts to children gives them confidence that they can handle what’s ahead of them. We can teach our children positive coping skills and be good role models by using them as well!
Dealing with Depression and Anxiety