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Oxygen Mask Episode 013: We’re in the same storm: A COVID chat

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Welcome to back-to-school: Pandemic edition, featuring parents jostled and swirling in a sea of uncertainty! In this episode, Beth and Tera check in on stress symptoms and coping strategies. What helps you feel safe and tethered down in these stormy times? Hear the hosts’ thoughts on what’s been harder and what’s been easier about a socially distant summer. Tera and Beth remind themselves and their listeners to go back to the basics of supporting ourselves and our family members, especially those on the spectrum. Friends, it bears repeating: Please secure your own oxygen mask before helping others.

 

Show Notes: 

Yoga with Adriene: https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

Favorite timer (similar to those often used at school): Time Timer

Article from disability scoop identifying pandemic complications and stressors for those parenting kids with special needs: https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2020/08/19/pandemic-pushes-parents-of-kids-with-special-needs-to-breaking-point/28760/

Author: Beth

Beth is a wife, mother, researcher and connector. She has two elementary-aged kids, one who is differently wired with autism. Beth has done graduate work and consulting related to youth development and community engagement. She loves advocating for authentic community engagement and contributions of kids and families impacted by autism. She lives in Hopkins, MN.

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