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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Provided by CPS Counselor:  Melody Ott

Last Update:  March 28th, 2020

Counselor Corner - Mrs. Melody Ott

With so many things on our plates from homeschooling our children, to figuring out how to keep things fun and engaging, to managing our own stress and workload, we can all get overwhelmed.  This is your corner for great information, fun activities, and support.  Each Monday we will add new content


If you or your child needs some additional support – Chats with Mrs. Ott will take place on Thursdays. 


To sign up for a 15 minute chat, just send an email and we will get a time set up for you or your child – mott@cpsschool.org


Until we see one another again; play hard, work hard, and be well!


Parenting During COVID-19

Articles about how to parent right now — how to talk to our kids and help calm their fears — abound.


How to Stop Yelling at Kids Video

Parents, it is more important than ever for you to take care of yourself!  Child Mind Institute is a great place for support and resources.  Here is an article on Self Care in the time of the Corona Virus!

This article shares some ideas for creating an effective family routine while homebound.  As with all things, we must each find the balance that is most effective for our unique family!  Hang in there!

With our children using the internet as their primary source of connection these days, it might be a good idea to chat with your children about cyber bullying, what it is, how to deal with it - and most importantly good manners for them to use while they are interacting with friends and peers online.

By now hopefully we are getting the hang of working from home, but if you want some food for thought, this article might help!

How to Talk to Kids about Coronavirus