Helping Families Cope with Remote Learning

With schools across the country closed, parents are searching for reliable, easy-to-understand resources to support learning at home. Here are a few recommended sites.

The IRIS Center at Vanderbilt University has created a free training module for families, Parents: Supporting Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic, that offers practical tools and easy-to-implement strategies.

Teenagers need structure and opportunities to contribute during this time of physical distancing. SAU 29 in Keene recommends an article in Psychology Today, What Teens Need During a Pandemic, to help parents talk to their teens.

The PACER Center, a champion of children with disabilities has developed resources for families and professionals on distance learning, social and emotional learning and supports, health, at-home family activities, and privacy concerns related to distance learning.

The Mental Health First Aid Blog has plenty of tips to help you, your family, and your students care for each other while practicing physical distancing.

Over 100 free virtual learning resources for educators and students are available for download at New Hampshire Learning Initiative/MOTIVIS Learning.

Do you struggle with your child’s or teen’s behavior? Join an online Parent and Caregiver Group that meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 10-11 a.m. Sponsored by the National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI) New Hampshire. Email Carol Lemelin.