COVID19 (Coronavirus) Resources for Families with Teens
We have compiled a list of resources that we hope will help you and your families
through the challenges of the COVID19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
- Articles exploring topics of parenting adolescents during the pandemic
- Insights from Teens
- Written for Teens
- Summer Opportunities
- Volunteer and Other Opportunities to Participate
- Parenting in Place: Helping Families Thrive in Challenging Times
ARTICLES EXPLORING TOPICS OF PARENTING ADOLESCENTS DURING THE PANDEMIC
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) FAQs
- Children and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Manage Anxiety & Stress English Spanish
- How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus
- How to Improve Your Child/Teen’s (and Your Own) Emotional Well-Being in Times of COVID-19
Bay Area Parent: OK, Teens: What’s Your (Coronavirus) Plan?
Child Mind Institute: Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis
Common Sense Media Poll: How Teens Are Coping and Connecting
in the Time of the Coronavirus
Digital event: Conversations with Common Sense: Making Room for Uncomfortable Emotions
with Dr. Lisa Damour, New York Times columnist and author of Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls, and Dr. Cara Natterson, pediatrician, go-to puberty expert, and author of The Care and Keeping of You series
- CBS News:“We can support one another through this”: Psychologist shares tips on managing coronavirus anxiety
- NY Times: Helping Teens Make Room for Uncomfortable Emotions
- NY Times: My 14-Year-Old Isn’t Socially Distancing. What Should I Do?
- NY Times: How to Wrap Advice as a Gift a Teenager Might Open
Greater Good Magazine:
- How to Help Teens Shelter in Place
- Can the Lockdown Push Schools in a Positive Direction?
- Will the Pandemic Have a Lasting Impact on My Kids?
- How to Help Teens Handle the Loss of Proms and Graduations
Harvard Medical School: How to talk to teens about the new coronavirus
Her View from Home: I Am the Mom of a Senior and I’m Savoring This Time
- Teens & COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities During the Outbreak
- Parenting in a Pandemic: Tips to Keep the Calm at Home
- Mental Health During COVID-19: Signs Your Teen May Need More Support
Johns Hopkins HUB: The Impact of the COVID19 Pandemic on Adolescents
Dr. Laura Kastner: “From Chaos to Calm: Resilient Parenting in Times of Crises” Hosted by ParentMap: Access a full recording of the webinar HERE. (password: 2F!X4X5). Here are the slides from Laura’s presentation.
Expert tools to manage the pressures and opportunities of parenting during a crisis, including how to:
- Maintain stability and flexibility in the face of unpredictability
- Manage the crippling anxiety that springs from isolation, uncertainty, fear and feelings of powerlessness
- Alleviate stress, reframe strained relationship dynamics and address behavioral issues with compassion for self and others
- Establish practical and healthy routines that will strengthen family connection and resilience
- Prioritize self-care and cultivate a positive mindset about our parenting and coping capabilities
National Association of School Psychologists: Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19
New York Times:
- 5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus
- Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters
- Helping Teens Make Room for Uncomfortable Emotions
- Some Teenagers Are Creating New Rituals in the Pandemic
- Why Teenagers Reject Parents’ Solutions to Their Problems
- Miss Your Friends? Try Being a Teenager in Love
- Do I Have Permission to Corona-Shame My Friend?
Psychology Today: Sheltering a Teen in Place Without Losing Your Mind
SF Dept. of Children, Youth and their Families: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protect, Prepare, Facts
Talking to Teens: Ep. 77: Survive the QuaranTEEN!
US Chamber of Commerce Foundation: Webinar: Parenting During the Pandemic: Supporting Teens, Tweens and Ourselves Through Challenging Times
WBUR (Boston Public Radio): Let Your Teens Stay Up All Night, And Other Pandemic Parenting Advice
Weill Cornell Medical Center: Empowering and Protecting Your Family During the COVID Pandemic (video)
INSIGHTS FROM TEENS
Buzzfeed News: 12 Teens On Being Stuck At Home Because Of The Coronavirus
Matador Network: How to create structure for your kids when you’re all at home (written by a Lick-Wilmerding student)
New York Times:
- What Have You Learned About Yourself During This Lockdown?
- How Has Social Distancing Changed Dating for Teenagers?
- What Students Are Saying About Quarantine Dating, Ghosts and Songs of Hope
- What Students Are Saying About Living Through a Pandemic
Teen Panel Coordinator Holly Greenberg:
In their own words: Advice to parents from teens under shelter-in-place restrictions on how best to live in peace during the pandemic
WRITTEN FOR TEENS
VOLUNTEER AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE
Bay Area Video Coalition: Uncharted: Bay Area Teens Document Living Through COVID-19
Good Morning America: Ways to volunteer from home and how to help food banks during coronavirus
NY Times: Gap Year? Do It Here
San Jose Mercury News: 2020 Bay Area Summer Camps – Virtual and In-Person
Parenting in Place: Helping Families Thrive in Challenging Times
After the past few months of quarantining, social distancing, and remote learning, parents are in dire need of relief. But life isn’t back to normal. Camps are cancelled or limited, travel is restricted, and our usual summer rituals and joys are not available — or not the same.
Parenting in Place is a group of parenting experts, therapists, authors, educators, and neuroscientists who feel passionate about helping families navigate these challenging times that have come together to share their best strategies and ideas for how you and your family can thrive this summer and be ready for whatever comes next. The 9-week live masterclass series starts on Wed. June 10. See the weekly event line-up with 18 parenting experts to learn more and register here for the early bird price of $29 by June 10!
Presented in partnership with Parents’ Coalition and Parenting In Place