• Teodora Pavkovic

#SocialNearing

Updated: Mar 24

One thing you are definitely not, is alone.

"Reach Out I'll Be There," by The Four Tops


Now if you feel that you can't go on (can't go on)

Because all of your hope is gone (all your hope is gone)

And your life is filled with much confusion (much confusion)

Until happiness is just an illusion (happiness is just an illusion)

And your world around is crumbling down, darlin'


(Reach out) Come on girl reach on out for me

(Reach out) Reach out for me

Hah, I'll be there with a love that will shelter you

I'll be there with a love that will see you through

None of us needs one more article or e-mail telling us "how to" survive this Covid-19 emergency we are all facing. First of all, we have all received far too many of those already, and second, it gives off the wrong impression that any one of us actually "knows" how to do that.


No one does.


The two things we all do know how to do - and must do right now - is reach out for each other and be there for each other.


For that purpose, I just sent out an e-mail (eye roll, I know) to my community of friends, colleagues and clients, with a list of resources that I believe are great gifts to us all in this time of need.


If you think of members of your own communities who would enjoy and benefit from any of these, please do reach out to them and share.


Stay safe and healthy while you are physically distancing,

Teodora

P.S. If you would like any additional help or resources, please e-mail me at psycoach.tp@gmail.com

Before you do anything else, watch this show of unity and love in Italy first.


For Adults [& children with adult supervision]:

Art: Free Tours of the greatest museums in the world

Nature: Tours of 5 U.S. National Parks

Music: Live stream performances from the MET Opera and Stream your favorite Broadway hits

Reading: over 300,000 e-books and audiobooks from the New York Public Library (with books for children available as well)

Well-beingThe Greater Good Science Center from UC Berkeley, free Facebook Lives

Spirituality & Calm: The Rubin Museum has uploaded a 2-hour long live stream from their Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room with accompanying chanting


For Parents and Educators:

Distance learning resources from The Smithsonian

PBS learning tools

Flipgrid, supporting remote learning

The most extensive list of educational resources anywhere on the internet right now

Common Sense Media guidelines during Covid-19, for families and educators

Child Mind Institute, Facebook Lives, daily tips, and many other resources

Cyber Civics for homeschool and community groups, now at 50% off with code: stuckathome2020

Remote learning resources for kids and teens from The New York Public Library


For Kiddos:

PBS kids

Animal Live Streams

Live book readings by astronauts

Olaf (aka actor Josh Gad) doing live book readings every night at 7:30pm EST on Twitter #GadBookClub


Digital Wellness Corner:

In the Recommended Reading & Free Resources section of my website, you will find a button that says Screen-Free How-To; the Screen-Free Week initiative will have to be postponed this year, but you can still use these guidelines (in a Covid-19 appropriate way)

Screen-free activities to do with the kids at home (and many don't require supervision!) by Screen-free Parenting

50+ indoor activities for kids, and the accompanying Facebook page of Hello, Wonderful

Printable screen-time tracker for families by BagbyFree

Cyber Civics activities for the family by CyberWise


Virtual programming that I will be featured in:

March 23rd: Live Series on Digital Wellness, Episode 2: Social Media | Social Brain, 10:00am EST Made of Millions YouTube channel

March 24th: EmotionAI, Panel discussion on "22nd Century Learning," 2pm EST

March 26th: Social Distancing as a Family: Screen Time Strategies and Resources, for parents of children 6-12, 7:00pm EST


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