Below are some great websites that are free to encourage  social emotional learning and wellbeing for your family.

1. Character Tree: This website emphasizes positive character behavior. (Kindness, Perseverance, Curiosity, etc.)

https://charactertree.com

2. PBS Kids: Emotions and Self Awareness. (De-Stress, Self Regulation and Setting a Schedule)

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive

3. #COVIBOOK: Printable short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19.

https://www.mindheart.com/descargables

 

 

 

 

I would love to know how your child is doing and how I can support your family during this difficult time. 

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3S5DXWL

 

Please email me if you are having any concerns or if you just want to say hi. I will check and respond to all emails daily.

Stay healthy! With lots of love,

Mrs. Kilpatrick

 

Mrs. Kilpatrick's Counseling Corner

Jennifer Kilpatrick

281-229-7614

jkilpatrick@dickinsonisd.org

My name is Jennifer Kilpatrick. I am your school counselor for Louis G. Lobit Elementary. I have been the counselor for Lobit since it's opening four years ago. I have been a school counselor for nine years and this is my 13th year in education. I have my Masters in Counseling from the University of Houston - Clear Lake. As your school counselor, my passion is to guide and encourage students to grow emotionally and socially by using social skills and coping strategies to help them be successful at school and in their daily lives. My hope is to create a safe and nurturing community for students, parents and staff that promotes building positive relationships through communication.

Please check back often for updates to my site on ways you can help your child at home with their social and emotional well being. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me through email or by phone. 

03-20-2020

 

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus

  1. Check In and Listen

         Share age appropriate facts and correct misinformation. Listen to your child’s concerns, validate              their feelings and reassure your child that you are available to talk.

  2. Reassure them that they are safe, the most important message your kids can hear from you.

          Kids will take their cue from you on how to react to this situation. If you are

          calm, then chances are your kid’s response will also be similar. Remind them that

          right now, lots of amazing grown ups are working hard to keep people healthy.

  3. Emphasize simple things that your family can do to be “Germ Busters” – for all types of germs out there.

             Harvard’s Dr. Richard Weissbourd shared, kids and adults alike are “more distressed when we 

            feel helpless and passive, and more comfortable when we are taking action.” The hygiene     

            routines that slow down the spread of COVID-19 are the same habits that keep us healthy

            all year round.

                                                                                      *adapted from PBS.org

       

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