We Can Do It! Wednesday

Hello again Royal families! This week’s resilience building topic covers the importance of finding and coping with feelings. Check out these links from EASE which gives simple but timely advice on helping children understand the mix of feelings they may be experiencing at this time. EASE at Home K to 3_Finding Feelings and EASE at Home 4 to 7_Finding Feelings

Heart-Mind online has further tips and Information: “Build a “feelings first-aid kit” by learning 3 evidence-based practices to combat common triggers of emotional overwhelm for young and school-aged children.” https://heartmindonline.org/resources/feelings-first-aid

If you or your children would like to share stories of ways you have faced worries or problems, or simply showing your “WE CAN DO IT!” attitude, please email kgonzales@prn.bc.ca. Also, please let us know ways we can help support your family during this trying time.

We Can Do It! Wednesday

Hello again Royal families! Our R.O.A.R topic for Wednesdays is on building resilience. We have added it to our school code as it is such an important quality for all of us to develop, especially now during COVID-19. Each Wednesday I will share some strategies you can use to help your child feel secure, calm, and more confident in handling the worries and challenges of at home learning.

Sometimes it’s hard for adults to know what to say or do to ease a child’s worries,
especially during times of change and uncertainty. As the most important big people in
their world, parents and caregivers can help children feel safer and soften the sharp
edges of whatever is happening to make their worries grow.
” (EASE Program )

EASE, which stands for “Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators” has been adapted by the BC Ministry of Education for families to use at home. I will add a link to a weekly topic for you to explore with your children. The first one outlines the importance of including simple calming routines into a daily schedule that works for the needs of your family. Here are two versions of this information suitable for different age levels.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/managing-your-health/mental-health-substance-use/child-teen-mental-health/ease_at_home_k-3_rhythms_routines.pdf

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/managing-your-health/mental-health-substance-use/child-teen-mental-health/ease_at_home_4-7_rhythms_routines.pdf

As always, if you or your children would like to share stories of ways you have faced worries or problems, or simply showing your “WE CAN DO IT!” attitude, please email kgonzales@prn.bc.ca. Also, please let us know ways we can help support your family during this trying time.