School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: COVID-19 Survival Guide for Parents and Kids

This resource is for parents and children who will be working from home and homeschooling kids over the next few weeks due to COVID-19. Here is a link to the original open access google doc that will be updated as new information is added: 

Survival Guide for Work From Home (WFH) Parents with kids at home too (open source)

With schools closing to support efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, parents are now rapidly switching gears into full-time parenting plus full-time work mode. This is an open-source doc to gather ideas for those attempting to stay sane working from home, while also keeping the kids productive / entertained / not get into too much trouble 😉 

Please add the resources and ideas below!

Parent needs

    • Management support – Align on expectations with your manager/employer. Make sure to share your situation with your manager and ask for their support as you balance kids at home. 
    • Stay calm, we got this – take some deep breaths
    • Flexibility – talk to your manager/team about flexible hours. If you have the luxury of a two-parent household and a workplace with flexible schedules, you can try trading off across the day, or set up “shifts” – e.g., one parent takes 8a-3p, while the other takes 3-10p. Check out some of these other ideas
    • Prep meals/snacks for yourself and the kids ahead of time so you don’t have to cook midday. 
    • Involve the kids: If your kids are old enough, involve them in cooking, doing chores, coming up with ideas for activities, and being a contributor to the household
    • If you children were given a chromebook and are using 
  • Self-care

Kiddo stuff

  • Free educational resources for kids: 
  • Mental wellness for parents

We can all help flatten the exponential curve that this pandemic may be bringing by following guidelines for social distancing. Here is an article published  by the Washington Post that explains the importance:  Why Outbreaks like Coronavirus Spread Exponentially, and how to “Flatten the Curve”




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