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Hope & Resilience @Home
Hope & Resilience @Home

 Issue 12 

"What matters most is invisible to the eye, but is clear to the heart." —Anna, Age 8
Fiona (age 5) basks in rays of togetherness before beginning kindergarten this week.
SELF-CARE AWARENESS MONTH
As children, caregivers, and educators embark on variations of distance learning this September, explore resources to inspire resilience.
This Labor Day Weekend, slow down and connect with your child, offer an audience for their feelings, and give grace to yourself.
In the words of therapist Ann Dypiangco, "Academics is not what your kids need most right now. What your kids need is you."
ARTFUL AFFIRMATIONS
@HOME EXPERIENCE
Write or draw positive affirmations for the school year with your child. Then, using art materials from our ABCs of Loose Parts, create visual representations of your statements.
Try displaying your Artful Affirmations at home. Turn to them as a source of conversation and inspiration between Zooms!
Add Your Affirmations to the List:
• We make mistakes & that’s okay.

It’s human to be nervous about new things.
We may not have control of the situation, but we have control over our attitude.
RESILIENCE READS
"The thread of feelings connects us all." —Aleeza, Age 7
STORIES FOR STRESSFUL TIMES
Journey along as these brave and curious heroes and heroines emerge stronger in the face of adversity!
I Am Enough by Grace Byers
Tomorrow I'll Be Brave by Jessica Hische
The Hard-Times Jar by Ethel Footman Smothers
My Strong Mind by Niels van Hove
READ(Y) TO GROW
STRUCTURE & SELF-RELIANCE
Mitigating Pandemic Fallout on Developing Brains: Simple ways to support children's cognitive development. Connection is key!
Reduce the Stress of HomeschoolingRelax productivity standards, show gratitude, and ask for help.
Independence Challenge: Click PLAY below to watch the everyday independent feats mastered by youth this summer for Let Grow.
Support your child in thinking, doing, and creating on their own...in any season!
Social & Emotional Learning
Managing Emotions & Building Structure:
Video #1: Keep Calm & Schedule On!
Video #2
Need for Daily Check-Ins
Video #3
Regulating Emotions
REMEMBERING A SUPERHERO 
Through his groundbreaking roles, Chadwick Boseman inspired the world and gave Black children, in particular, a hero to identify with.

Read on to learn how the Black Panther actor brought joy to cancer patients at St. Jude—while privately battling his own cancer diagnosis.
Explore Greater Good's
Superhero Motivation for Children:
Use
pretend play to help children persevere.
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SHARE YOUR ARTFUL AFFIRMATIONS:
#PDXcmAtHome
Portland Children's Museum: Be heroic this Labor Day Weekend! Mask-up for safety.
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