First Aid For Feelings

A workbook to help kids cope during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Less Stress Homeschooling

Below are some tips taken from the Prevention Action Alliance ( for parents experiencing homeschooling your child(ren) for the first time.


How to help your child while they develop


How to keep your pre-teen engaged


How to maintain a healthy relationship with your teen

Young Adults

How to support and allow for growth

Remember To Take Care Of Yourself 

  • Start a gratitude journal

  • Take a break

  • Start a project

  • Try something new

  • Read a book

  • Acknowledge something you've done well lately

  • Express your feelings

  • Get creative

  • Set an intention for the day

  • Go for a walk, run or bike ride

  • Do some pushups

  • Drink a cup of tea

  • Do yoga

  • Prepare your favorite meal

  • Hit the driving range or batting cage

  • Get a massage

  • Breathe slowly three times

  • Take a bath

  • Volunteer for a cause

  • Ask for help or a hug

  • Tell someone you love them

  • Follow social media that makes you feel good

  • Leave work on time

  • Set boundaries for yourself

  • Write a poem

  • Call a friend

  • Get out into nature

  • watch the sunset or sunrise

  • Go to the dog park

  • Watch a sporting event

  • Put on your favorite song

  • Go to the movies

  • Meet a friend in the park

  • Go for a drive

  • Frame a favorite photo

While not a substitute for professional care, there are plenty of simple activities anyone can do to reduce stress, encourage wellness, and restore a sense of well-being during difficult times. Try one of of these self-care activities next time you need to take a step back, breath and focus on you.

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