Parent Resources

Helping Parents Navigate COVID-19

Rocky View Schools (RVS) recognizes this is a very challenging time for its families. To help parents and guardians navigate through this unprecedented time, RVS’ Learning Support Team is working towards providing a variety of resources and activities for families. Please return often to find out what new resources have been added.

Strong Parent Seminars

Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the Strong Parent Seminar page, located on RVS' website under Families, for a listing of seminars being offered on topics related to parenting. New sessions will continue to be added in the coming weeks, so be sure to check back often.

Promote Mental Wellness

During COVID-19, it's essential to prepare for stressful days. To support our families, here are some helpful mental health tips to keep in mind:

  • Stay informed but follow news coverage about COVID-19 in moderation. Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories. It can be upsetting to hear about the crisis and see images repeatedly.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.
  • Take a step back and consider how to take advantage of unexpected flexibility in your daily routine. Stay connected. Talk to friends or family about your feelings and concerns.
  • Maintain healthy relationships and respect other people's feelings and decisions.
  • Identify what is within your control and try to direct your energy towards what most worries you within your own control.

Below are some additional resources that provide helpful information, such as what to look for in children who are coping with stressful situations and how to maintain good mental and emotional health, particularly during times of isolation.

Stay Informed

One of the best defenses against the threat of COVID-19 is for everyone to educate themselves on the prevention measures that can significantly reduce opportunities for transmission. Provided below are some resources that can guide adults in their discussion with children about COVID-19 and its implications:

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