Each October, ParentMap produces an “Every Child”-themed magazine issue and resource fair event to embrace and support the developmental and educational journeys of children of all abilities. While the pandemic makes this year exceedingly challenging for every family navigating through transitions and circumstances well beyond their control, those with children who have special needs or learning differences are challenged significantly to replace in-person services and therapies for their children. This month’s feature story notes one upside to this struggle: the opportunity to build a wellspring of resilience that will benefit all families and learners well beyond the pandemic.
To be present for our children, no matter our circumstances, we must not fail to prioritize self-care. From calming strategies to offset chaos to tips for avoiding parental burnout to sensible suggestions from a homeschooling veteran, we’ve gathered great advice for surviving this uncanny school year.
We hope you make time to safely enjoy all that the fall season has to offer — pumpkins, spawning salmon, apple cider, fall leaves: not canceled!