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COVID-19


Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus Crisis


Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource


Learn about Coronavirus and COVID-19 - Activity Book for Kids


Helping Children Cope

 
 

Virtual Learning 


Google Classroom Tutorial for Students and Parents


How to Use Zoom | Video Tutorial for Beginners


22 Remote Learning Tips for Parents


These online learning tips will help parents prepare for a successful school year, even if it is virtual.


 
 

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)


Parents Supporting Kids' Social & Emotional Development


How To Help Your Child Develop Executive Functioning And Self-Regulation Skills


SEL in an Unplanned Home School Setting


10 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

 
 

Mental Health


Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19


NJ Children's System of Care: PerformCare


Strength for Change: Counseling & Therapy Centers


ADHD Mood & Behavior Center Of New Jersey 


Resources for Families & Educators

 
 

Race and Equity


Talking About Race


Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup — Pretty Good


Anti-Racist Resources for Children, Families, and Educators


13 Children's Books About Race and Diversity…

 
 

Notes from the Counselor -- December 2021

Business as Usual ... Not so much!
Though many things seem "back to normal", some things are not. As a result of Covid-19, all adults and children have experienced increased stress. Last school year we faced the challenges of virtual learning, adjusting to new and constantly changing routines, and anxiety and fear over the virus. At times, we were coping with the confines of quarantine. Some of us were faced with financial impact on our families and many of us missed birthday celebrations, graduations, and other milestone events. Some families had members who were sick with the virus and some of us experienced grief over people who did not recover.
Going forward, all of us need to be aware how stress affects our lives and our children. We need to watch for signs of increased bodily complaints, changes in eating and sleep habits, and increased irritability, anxiety, and depression in both our children and ourselves.
These are challenging demands on all of us but the future is looking brighter! We now have vaccines, booster shots, and, hopefully, new medications available soon to combat the virus and its variants. In the meantime, enjoy the holidays, stay warm and safe, and know you can reach out to me should you need any assistance.
Sincerely,
Jackie Greenberg, School Counselor
jgreenberg@pthsd.net/(973) 682-2847 X4


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