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Coping with the Coronavirus

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Downloadable Resources & Strategies to get you through the Pandemic Panic

Mandatory school closings. Voluntary self-isolation. Panic buying. Social distancing.

The speed at which daily life has been disrupted and upended by the coronavirus has left many children and families feeling unprepared. And the uncertainty of when “normal" will return is a source of stress and anxiety for many, and even anger for some.

Whether your family is living in lockdown, adjusting to unfamiliar routines, coping with new restrictions, or simply trying to make the most of inconveniences large and small, Boys Town is here to help.

Our physicians, psychologists, parenting experts, education specialists and counselors have advice, insights, strategies and encouragement to get you through the unpredictability and unknowns that lie ahead. Trust Boys Town to provide recommendations and suggestions that will reduce anxiety and family stress, keep you connected and help you remain resilient.​

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Daily Dose of Digital Support​

Day 1: Digital Support for families in this time of crisis

Day 2: Smooth Scheduling

Day 3: Communication is Key

Day 4: Consequences

Day 5: Staycation Activities​  | Está buscando desesperadamente diversión para la familia?

Day 6: Additional Resources to Keep You Entertained​  |  Acabando con el Aburrimiento y Edificando Nuestra Mente

Day 7: Brain Breaks

Day 8: Healthy Habits​  |  Buena higiene está en tus manos​​

Day 9: Get Energized

Day 10: Keep the Peace

Day 11: Story Time

Day 12 :Staying Calm

Day 13:Giving Back

Day 14:#PraiseItOn​  |  ¡5 pasos para seguir hoy!

Day 15:Managing Sadness and Stress​ 

Day 16:Family Routines and Relationships​  |  ¡10 habilidades sociales que todos necesitamos ahora!

Day 17:Making the Most Out of Learning and Working from Home ​ |  Videos de 10 minutos

Day 18:Reconnect at the Table

Day 19:Making the Most of Mealtime​

Day 20: Remembering Respect

Day 21: Combating Exhaustion  |  ¿Estas durmiendo lo suficiente?

Day 22: 7 Steps for Talking to Kids About COVID-19   |   HORA de desconectarse y sintonizar

Day 23: Rise Above the Crisis ​

Day 24: New Twists on Traditional Rituals  |   Disfrute la Pascua celebrando de diferentes maneras

Day 25:The Power of Art

Day 26: Showing Gratitude

Day 27: Combat Boredom with these Fun Learning Cards!

Day 28: Helping Kids Maintain Their Self-Worth

Day 29: Importance of Praise  |​  ¡Reconoce cuando los niños hacen las cosas bien con los elogios!

Day 30: A Plan to Stay Calm  |   Un plan para mantener la calma cuando los niños pierden el control

Day 31: Planning for Self-Care  |  Planear tu día también significa planificar el cuidado de uno mismo​

Day 32: The Battle Over Screen Time |  Monitorear el tiempo de uso de pantalla y redes sociales

Day 33: Seven Day Kindness Challenge  |  Reto de bondad​

Day 34: Story Time Extended!  |  Los autores de la Imprenta de Boys Town leen historias en línea

Day 35: Relaxation Activities for Kids | Tómese el tiempo para relajarse con estas técnicas de relajación

Day 36: Our Hotline is Here for You | ¡Boys Town National Hotline® está a aquí para servirle!

Day 37:Make Room for Positive Stories | Llene su vida con actitud positiva

Day 38:Common Sense Parenting Expert Shares Tips and Tricks | Expertos en la crianza de niños hablan...

Day 39:Managing Arguments and Disputes | Manejar desacuerdos y disputas en su casa

Day 40:Conversation Skills | Hábitos de conversión

Day 41: Teen Leaves the House Without Permission | Qué hacer si su hijo adolescente sale de su casa sin permiso

Day 42: 12 Steps to Bounce Back from Disappointment | 12 pasos para recuperarse de la decepción

Day 43: Finding Joy | Cuando es difícil encontrar la alegría

Day 44: Helpful Reminders for Supporting Your Child at Home​  |  6 consejos para terminar el año escolar fuerte​​

Day 45: Emotions are Contagious, So Spread Serenity​  |  Las emociones son contagiosas, así que emite serenidad y gratitud​​