Social-Emotional Enrichment at Home
Tips for Parents
- Use specific phrases about effort, such as:
- “I admire what a hard worker you are. You take your time and do quality work.”
- “I enjoy hearing what you’re thinking”
- At the beginning of the day, have your child write a few positive statements about themselves as thinkers.
- Provide free thought time to draw, dance, journal and read.
- See additional information.
Joining Forces for Children
- Weekly Tips from CPS on YouTube
- Talking to Kids about Stressful Situations
- Tips for Teens: How to Manage Stress
- Tips for Self-Care
- Being Strong Even When Stressed
- Co-Regulating: Parenting with Power
- 5 Steps for Calming Down
- Tips for Parents: Social Connections
Mindfulness and Movement
- Mission2Move Free Mindful Exercises for Students
- Mindfulness Apps via Common Sense Media
- Melodic Connections Interactive Free Live Music for Students
Connecting with Others
Social-Emotional Activities at Home
- Daily Feelings Journal
- Free K 12 SEL Lessons to Use at Home
- Free PreK 12 SEL Activities and Practices from University of California Berkeley
- Free SEL Lessons for High School Students
- Character Strengths at Home: Printable Activities
- Screen Free Activities for Children
Parent Resources on Talking to Children about COVID-19
Request a Teacher Call Back
CPS teachers will be holding office hours each week to connect with students and parents – answering questions and offering feedback about academic content. Please make sure to check PowerSchool to ensure that CPS has your family’s correct phone number and email address. To request a call back from your child’s teacher, complete this form.