How can parents help their children through Covid19 and beyond?

Updated: Apr 3

In Conversation with Dr. Yvonne Becher,

Child Psychologist and Chief Executive and Director of Programme Development & Learning at Child Development Centre, Hongkong.

Registered Psychologist (Hong Kong-AFHKPS; Australia-AHPRA) Member of College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists Ph.D. (HKU); MClinPsych (Macquarie U, Austr.)


Interviewed by - Sanjana Rao,Ph.D.

on 11th July, 2020


In this conversation, she answers many concerns parents have about how to deal with the sudden change brought about by COVID-19 in the family's routine, children's daily activities and what next with schools running online or reopening. She beautifully explains how to see this as a change and not a problem and work on the positives of the situation.





Below are resources put together by Dr. Becher


Kids at home – COVID-19 and-beyond resources

Talking about Coronavirus to children: https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

Children’s book in different languages: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables


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Comprehensive guide regarding parenting during Coronavirus times: https://www.unicef.org/parenting/coronavirus-covid-19-guide-parents

Parenting tips in 90 languages: https://www.covid19parenting.com/

Healthy parenting during COVID-19: https://www.who.int/campaigns/connecting-the-world-to-combat-coronavirus/healthyathome/healthyathome---healthy-parenting?gclid=Cj0KCQjwl4v4BRDaARIsAFjATPkkmqeAzvJqsupdFWLgMTjsW1E1yI8kmeamDlUCsDAZxK1Kf7LEfYQaAprCEALw_wcB

General parenting website for all ages: https://raisingchildren.net.au


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115 examples of screen-free activities: https://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/intelligent-creative-child/boredom-busters-good-for-kids

Age-based media reviews (movies, books, TV, games: www.commonsensemedia.org

Digital library for ages <12; 1 month free trial: www.getepic.com

Audio books/ online stories https://stories.audible.com/

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Meditation app with section for adults and kids: https://insighttimer.com

Yoga app: www.downdogapp.com

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Ready-made daily schedule with activity and learning ideas by grade level: www.wideopenschools.org

Daily Schedule Template Components: (https://www.connectionsacademy.com/Portals/4/ca/documents/pdfs/tips/RESOURCE_%20Learning_at_Home-Sample_Daily_Schedules.pdf : Components recommended to create a balanced daily schedule for any age group

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Education Resources by school subject, incl. Khan Academy, Duolingo, etc. https://www.parentmap.com/article/resource-guide-homeschooling-kids-education

General Educational website for school subjects www.brainpop.com

English Language Learning: https://ell.brainpop.com

Learn to code; Age 5+ www.tynker.com


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