How to Help Kids Cope and Contribute during COVID-19 • Science of Parenting • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Parents Article

The new “normal” that many families have endured recently includes limiting their time engaging with friends and neighbors in an attempt to practice social distancing. This experience is probably very new for many people. Not only is it new, but it can also be very lonely and disappointing. Children who want to play with friends, but who are told they cannot, may really have many questions. Their emotions may spill over with fear, anger and even anxiety as they try…

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Franken Crafts and Ideas for Halloween – Parents Article

Franken Crafts and Ideas for Halloween With Halloween just days away, the excitement is mounting in homes and classrooms across the land. Keeping the kiddos busy until the big day is the goal of many a parent and educator at this time, and most want to add in a little extra component of skill-building while doing so.  Fine motor skills, cutting skills, measuring skills, activities to engage active imaginations, creative play and science activities abound in our new Pinterest board.…

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Helping Kids Cope with Sadness – Parents Article

Help for Sad Kids Dealing with sad feelings is something we do often here at Kidlutions. We’ve been doing it for as long as we’ve been in business…a span of three decades…and we’ve developed numerous articles on the subject. Sadness doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon and if you have a child, teach a child or work with children in any capacity, you’ve no doubt encountered a sad child (and probably more than your fair share of sad…

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Feelings Don’t Have to Be Scary – Parents Article

Feelings Don’t Have to Be ScaryFeelings can be challenging, but when we teach kids skills to deal with them, life gets immeasurably easier. Allowing feelings to be experienced, processed and then, let go…builds healthy, happy people. Stifling, shushing, or silencing feelings leads to all kinds of potential problems such as stress, explosiveness, depression, anxiety and a host of other issues.Halloween-Themed ResourcesWe have a ton of free and paid resources for Halloween. Listed below are all of our products, posts and…

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