Resources to Help You Practice at Home

PRACTICE San Francisco’s programs aim to help children, teens, and families to live joyful lives by offering opportunities to learn and to practice evidence-based strategies that research tells us are helpful in allowing us to show resilience and persistence in the face of challenges. We can learn to respond with choice and intention during stressful and emotional situations rather than simply reacting on auto-pilot.

Tools for Parenting in Stressful Times

This is a stressful and anxiety-provoking time for everyone, everywhere. Our entire mission at Practice revolves around supporting kids, teens, and parents in managing stress, anxiety, and big emotions effectively– and in creating community! This mission seems more important at this moment than ever, and this is why we have made our Parenting Through Stressful Times series free for you to enjoy. The resources below are created and collected to better support parents, kids, teens, and young adults as we shelter in place at home.

Weathering Emotional Storms While Sheltering in Place

 Hosted by Tamalpais Pediatrics • May 12, 2020
1 hour & 4 minute listening time

Nelson Branco MD, FAAP from Tamalpais Pediatrics hosts a conversation with Nina Kaiser, PhD (Practice San Francisco), Nell Branco, MPH, LCSW (Marin Country Day School), and Simone Rodin, PhD (Wellspring Psychotherapy Center), to discuss the ways coronavirus has affected our community at large.

This video discusses:

  • Best practices for managing screen time during Shelter in Place
  • Tantrums and collaborative problem-solving tactics between parents and children
  • Strategies for how parents can better choose their battles
  • Forms of disengagement in children and teens, and what is or is not cause for concern
  • Brief indicators of developmentally normal traits for kids of all ages

 

“This is a global pandemic. As parents, we need to cut our kids some slack — and we need to cut ourselves some slack too!”

– Nina Kaiser, Ph.D.

Shelter-in-Place Parent Resources

Webinars and Tip Sheets by Nina Kaiser, Ph.D.

Our series of live-streamed videos is now available to you for free, to watch at your own pace. Don’t miss the Tip Sheet, How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus. We also opened up our Facebook group community to help parents everywhere connect with each other during stressful times.

Tip Sheet: How to Talk To Your Kids About Coronavirus

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Webinar: How to Talk To Your Kids About Coronavirus

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Tip Sheet: How to Survive School Closures

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Webinar: How to Survive School Closures

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Tip Sheet: Parenting Through Stressful Times

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Articles Featuring Our Clinical Team

Nina Kaiser regularly provides talks and workshops as well as media and podcast interviews. You can find an archive of her interviews and workshops when you visit our Press page. The below articles were recently published specific to Coronavirus, Covid-19, and Shelter in Place.

 

5 Tips for Parents Working Remotely with Kids at Home During Covid-19 (The Story Exchange, March 2020)

9 Fun Indoor Activities for Kids During Quarantine (BestLife, April 2020)

11 Creative Ways to Connect with Family and Friends During Social Distancing (Simplemost, March 2020)

How to Help Your Kids Cope with Anxiety (Real Simple, April 2020)

How to Prepare Your Child for a Doctors Appointment (The Everymom, May 2020)

When Your Tween Acts Up on Lockdown (The New York Times, May 2020)

Websites for Parents During SiP

These are our favorite websites and online resources for mindfulness-based strategies and tools. For a list of recommended reads for kids’ mindfulness and our Mighty Minds program, you can check out our book list here.

 

Covid Coach (an app!)

Explaining the News to Our Kids, CommonSense Media

Guide for Families on Coping with the Coronavirus, UCSF

Helping Children and Families Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic, Annette La Greca & Scott Sevin

Helping Young Kids Through the Coronavirus Crisis (with coloring book!), Zero to Thrive

How to Talk With Kids About Emergencies, Center for Disease Control

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with Coronavirus Disease 2019, National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Supporting Our Youth: How to Survive and Thrive (video), Dan Siegel, UCSF

What to Say to Kids When the News is Scary, NPR LifeKit

 

Websites for Parents to Read with Kids

Parents of Teens & Tweens

Video: Tips for Parents of Teens & Tweens

Stephanie Rooney, Ph.D.
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Series: Creating Healthy Habits At Home

Ginna Oates, AMFT
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Mindfulness Resources

Our Mighty Minds program serves children K-6, but let’s face it — we can all benefit from a little bit of mindfulness! Practice, test, and finesse your mindful skills and strategies using our free online Mindfulness Resources. Activity cards are available for you to download and print at home, or for pick-up from our studio in Cow Hollow. We’ve also put together a list of our favorite mindful books. Check out the complete list when you visit this link!

 

Activity Cards

Maybe you went for a stroll today…but what did you notice while walking? Did you notice if there was wind against your face? Or if your shoelaces were snug too tightly? This is exactly what mindfulness is all about! Mindfulness is using our senses to notice what is happening within us and around us, right here and right now. Mindfulness activity cards are a gentle reminder to slow down, and notice if you are slowing down, or speed up and notice this too. 

Our Favorite Mindful Websites

These are our favorite websites and online resources for mindfulness-based strategies and tools. For a list of recommended reads for kids’ mindfulness and our Mighty Minds program, you can check out our book list here.

Amy Saltzman, MD, Still Quiet Place
Her website, and her blog

Ilana Ingber
Her website
6-minute Mindfulness Activity: The Human Glitter Jar
The Power of Yet! Growth Mindset with Ilana (video)
2 Circles (video)

UCSD Center for Mindfulness, Youth and Mindfulness Programs
Primary Website, and their Facebook Page

UCSF’s Osher Center
8-week long classes in mindfulness-based stress reduction for adults

 

Perinatal Resources

 

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