Who is caring for caregivers?
Who is caring for caregivers?

                                             Issue 18  

CARE IN THE TIME OF CORONA

While the need for caregiving has been amplified in this time of global pandemic, the central and vital role of the caregiver has largely been overshadowed by those being cared for. 
Caregiving can’t happen if we don’t first care for the caregiver – which means prioritizing self-care.
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@HOME EXPERIENCE
"As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” Maya Angelou  

Practicing Self-Care 

Caring for a child at home isn't easy in the best of circumstances. Yet, during this time of the coronavirus pandemic, you may be experiencing added stress because you are a frontline worker, you've lost a love one to COVID, or you find yourself unemployed. Explore ways to care for yourself so that you can continue to support and nurture the children in your care.
EXPLORE WAYS OF SELF-CARE
RECOMMENDED READS
Explore these picture books showcasing supportive and resilient caregivers. They offer inspiration for all, no matter where you are on your journey.

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

 

A little girl's daddy steps in to help her arrange her curly, coiling, wild hair into styles that allow her to be her natural, beautiful self.

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You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith


This gentle and affirming book looks at simple ways caregivers and children support each other and shows how actions and words are deeply connected.  

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We Are Grateful:Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell


‘Otsaliheliga’ is a Cherokee word that is used to express gratitude. Journey through the year with a Cherokee family and their tribal nation as they express thanks for celebrations big and small.

 
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“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”-Ovid   
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