A Message from the Student Support Team

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Greetings from the YCIS Beijing Student Support Team; we trust that this message finds you managing well and keeping safe! 

As a team, we recognize that our community is doing exceptionally well under the circumstances, showing noteworthy flexibility and resilience. However, sometimes we know that it can also be helpful to access additional support and we would like our families to know that we are here if you need us.  Attached, please find our emails and please feel free to reach out to us to schedule face-to-face consultations. We can meet with you via the online conferencing platform, Zoom.

We are also writing to share some resources with you that may be of help at this time: 


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Talk to the Kids About the Coronavirus with These 5 Easy Tips 
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/mu0GzwmTzlDKJ19a7tsirA 

Read-aloud Coronavirus Safety for Children Book 
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/rN-8hGMLqjfR3L2iCjO8nw 

How to Talk to Kids About Scary News 
https://micheleborba.com/calming-kid-jitters-about-scary-news/ 

How to Support Your Child’s Resilience in Times of Crisis 
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/emotional-wellness/Building-Resilience/Pages/How-to-Support-Your-Childs-Resilience-in-a-Time-of-Crisis.aspx 

Helping Kids Handle Worry 
https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/worrying.html?WT.ac=ctg#catfeelings 

How to Help Children Manage Fears 
https://childmind.org/article/help-children-manage-fears/ 

In our experience, we often discover that problems reveal hidden opportunities and lead people to grow new strengths.  As challenging as it is, we see this unusual event as a unique opportunity for families to spend more time together, strengthen bonds and develop healthy routines.  

Here are some links you can reference to help your family thrive in challenging times and beyond: 
Here We Are: Getting the Most Out of Waiting it Out 
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/Sm1E0UJPJAqrWIgmf2ze7A 

Health Benefit of Arts and Crafts for Kids 
http://info.thinkfun.com/stem-education/health-benefits-of-arts-and-crafts-for-kids?utm_campaign=%27Did%20You%20Know%27&utm_content=81769593&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&hss_channel=fbp-104029271476 

100 Art Therapy Exercises to Make Your Mind, Body and Spirit Sing 
https://stuartcline.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/100-art-therapy-exercises-to-make-your-mind-body-and-spirit-sing/ 

100 Activities to Build Character 
http://www.momentsaday.com/100-kids-activities-to-build-character/ 

Want to Raise Smart, Kind Kids? Science Says Do This Every Day 
https://happyyouhappyfamily.com/raising-smart-kids/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=gottman&fbclid=IwAR0d8t2kosfKA47rSoP-QR3DHDLE3VhyeVNgAKi8Afu_PTqOCZZehF9JXYo 

The Health Benefits of Getting Strict on Bedtimes 
https://www.mother.ly/news/its-science-sending-your-kids-to-bed-earlier-lowers-your-stress?fbclid=IwAR03kbhcBrC8tLiOfKCwWjyT00z5-lVEVfTPc4jcCPzGynKbUl91LqVgatg 

Benefits of Family Dinners 
https://thefamilydinnerproject.org/about-us/benefits-of-family-dinners/ 

The Importance of Chores for Kids 
https://www.verywellfamily.com/the-importance-of-chores-for-kids-1095018 

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