Flashes Guide

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You may recall those days when you were getting ready to head to work or run errands and you thought to yourself, I wish I could just stay home today. How times have changed. Thanks to COVID-19 restrictions, most of us are spending a lot more time at home and keeping our social circles small in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus and not overwhelm the healthcare system. Back in March, when many of us were suddenly thrust into new ways of living and working, little did we realize that staying at home, working remotely and limiting our social interactions would present so many new challenges.

Beginning with those first few weeks—and continuing over these many months—Kent State experts have created resource guides for the university’s website, written insightful articles, shared research findings, and given advice on webinars, video conferences, podcasts and more. We’ve compiled and condensed some of their wise words to help us cope with challenges we face today. The following topics contain tools and strategies to put into practice.


Your Tools & Strategies

  • Recognizing Signs of Stress in Children

    Recognizing Signs of Stress in Children

    Children feel the same stresses as adults; however, when they are anxious and stressed it often is displayed differently.

  • KEEPING YOUR CHILD’S BRAIN ACTIVE

    KEEPING YOUR CHILD’S BRAIN ACTIVE

    Boost your child’s literacy and cognitive development with these easy, fun tips. Children and adults can enjoy these activities together while sharing experiences and making memories.

  • DEVELOPING EMPATHY

    DEVELOPING EMPATHY

    If there ever was a time to start practicing empathy, now is the time.

  • MANAGING UNCERTAINTY AND DISAPPOINTMENT

    MANAGING UNCERTAINTY AND DISAPPOINTMENT

    In the wake of COVID-19, many of us are facing uncertainty and disappointment.

  • COPING WITH STRESS, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

    COPING WITH STRESS, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

    Mental health can be directly impacted in times of uncertainty and social isolation.

  • EATING HEALTHY ON A TIGHT BUDGET AND COOKING WITH KIDS

    EATING HEALTHY ON A TIGHT BUDGET AND COOKING WITH KIDS

    Even though home-cooked meals are the best option to stay on budget, the amount of money you spend in grocery stores can add up.

    Getting kids to eat something other than their preferred foods can be difficult.

  • PRACTICING GRATITUDE

    PRACTICING GRATITUDE

    It is that time of year when many of us begin to focus on what we are thankful for.

  • MAINTAINING AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE

    MAINTAINING AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE

    While many people struggled to maintain an active lifestyle prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, now even more factors contribute to a sedentary lifestyle.

  • SECURING YOUR DEVICES AT HOME AND WORK

    SECURING YOUR DEVICES AT HOME AND WORK

    2020 has shifted most of our home, school and business lives online.

POSTED: Friday, December 18, 2020 - 4:37pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 5:48am