Monday thoughts

Good morning,

I know that we are all scrambling to figure out what to do, not only for our loved ones safety but also our own, and the news continues to shift and the government continues to take action to try and combat the spread of the Coronavirus.

Due to the constant influx of information via the tv, internet, emails, social media and others I am aware of the stress and anxiety that is increasingly being put upon us. Please be aware of the amount you are exposing yourself and children to the information regarding Coronavirus. While it is important to stay informed for safety, there is a fine line of being informed and causing undo stress and anxiety to ourselves and our family. Social media platforms such as facebook, twitter, and even texting are purposely designed to create a dependency upon them (the average person clicks, swipes, types on their phone 2,617 times a day). This is a known fact that the designers utilize research from social sciences to increase our perceived need to rely on the platforms. For your child’s and your own mental well being during this trying time please be aware of the amount of information being taken in and the amount of time spent on the above platforms. It is not only imperative that we take care of our physical health but also our mental health.

Because of the onslaught of information, I will limit my posts to only small items for you to take or leave. Please continue to be in contact with your child’s teacher for learning expectations and check the schools blog, once in a while, for any new information.

Lastly, we have a strong partnership with Wayne State University and they put together a few very strong activities to encourage healthy habits during this time. Below are the links:

Elementary School Lessons in English:

Elementary School Lessons in Arabic

Stay healthy,

Dr. Tynan

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