During this surreal and deeply unsettling time brought on by the COVID-19 virus and what essentially amounts to the shutting down of the entire world, I want to let you know that our thoughts are with each of you in the Network: parents, pediatric providers, family members, siblings, and all the vulnerable children living with serious illness.
To help lighten the load even a tiny bit, we are working on some additional virtual programming to keep your family and yourself well and strong. You can do it. And we are here to help.
Most immediately, we direct you to these heartfelt CPN videos for guided meditation and gentle yoga in the home. My daughters and I have started doing 30 minutes every morning to help us keep our acts together.
Some blogs and articles to help you along the way.
Walks outside are also antidotes that never fail, and a good podcast can be a helpful companion. (Yes, you deserve the time. Find someone to watch your child and give yourself a break.) Here are a few non-CPN podcasts we recommend to remind you that you have within you all that you need to cope.
Here are some articles on talking to children which we hope will provide some guidance if as you parent all your children.
Information about Covid-19 and children or chronic illness