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Verizon has partnered with a company called ShawAcademy to offer professional development courses for free. Illustrator, Photo Shop, Home Budgeting & Finances, etc... A good coping strategy is to find something productive and engaging to do. Why not try a free course?
Create structure when there is None
Keep your sanity by picking the habits that will help you break up these quarantine-days into purpose. Print this once and slip it inside a sheet protector. Use a dry erase marker to write down your self care plan. Check them off as you go each day, erase and start over the next day.
Post this somewhere you visit regularly: above the kitchen sink, by your bathroom or dressing area, or above your computer.
Take care of yourself. No one else is going to do that for you.
An in-depth article along with informational videos on supporting child development in young children published by the Center for the Developing Child.
Lisa Howe, MSW is a Certified Peaceful Parenting Coach. She is the founder of Becoming Peaceful, a San Diego based parenting information and coaching business. Lisa offers coaching sessions, workshops, and free support groups all online.
Well Mamas Tribe is hosting their virtual support groups. The group leaders are skillful and prepared to support parents during this time.
This is an unusual time to be making the transition as a new parent. Robin Kaplan and her staff at the San Diego Breastfeeding Center are prepared to support new parents. I strongly encourage you to get connected, even if you think you are doing 'fine' with breastfeeding, Robin's center offers so much more than just breastfeeding support.
Danny Singley, Founder of the Center for Men's Excellence, has his Basic Training for new Dads courses streaming on facebook. He's offering telehealth as well. He's a terrific source of information and support.
Salvation Army Kroc Center on University Avenue is providing lunches daily. Check out their FB event schedule for more infomration.
A helpful way to disconnect from the distrubance that arises from anxiety or PTSD is to ground and orient into the present moment.
May you take shelter in the safety of the present moment.
A helpful tool for clearing unconscious tension or stress is to make contact with the sensations of the areas of the body. Follow this guided meditation and see if your tensions eases.
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