Psychologist Ed Amend, Psy.D. joined us to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on our children and what we can do especially to support and help them during this time and in the future as we work toward some sense of a new normal.
Mind Matters Podcast
https://www.mindmatterspodcast.com/home/2020/4/3/episode-57-the-stresses-of-sheltering-in-place. This episode of the popular podcast focuses on anxiety and stress and was recorded toward the beginning of this pandemic.
The National Association for Gifted Children COVID-19 Tip sheet:
http://bit.ly/3dSbDEp While some of the information is specific to gifted children, pages 3 & 4 have more general information on developmental needs of children during challenging times like these.
Gifted Unlimited conversation:
LINKS FOR SUMMER ACTIVITIES WITH KIDS:
https://havenlife.com/blog/summer-quarantine-ideas-for-kids/ General information about surviving a summer of quarantine.
https://www.momtrovert.com/activities-kids-wahm/ General ideas kids and families can do, not necessarily just for summer.
https://www.verywellfamily.com/summer-fun-ideas-kids-and-parents-3542627 There are some great activities here, but parents should be careful to balance and not overextend themselves by trying to do too much.
https://www.nagc.org/sites/default/files/Publication%20PHP/NAGC_At-Home%20Summer%20Fun%20Activities_June-FINAL.pdf This link has one idea for each day of June; some are age-dependent and may not be appropriate for all ages.
ABOUT EDWARD R. AMEND, PSY.D.
Edward R. Amend, Psy.D. is a Clinical Psychologist at The Amend Group in Lexington, KY, a comprehensive center for psychological, educational, and gifted services. The Amend Group provides psychological services in Kentucky and Ohio, and virtual consultations across the world. Their psychologists and consultants have more than 75 years combined experience with children, including gifted, special needs, and home-schooled students and their families. They provide in-person and secure video consultations for parenting, homeschooling, educational options, and on-going support. Dr. Amend focuses on the social, emotional, and educational needs of youth, adults, and their families. He co-authored two award-winning books: A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children and Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults (second edition). Dr. Amend has authored many articles, book chapters, and columns, and he presents locally and nationally on topics related to parenting, communication, discipline, motivation, resilience, and assessment of children.
To learn more go to: https://theamendgroup.com/