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Survival guide

The COVID-19 Virus Pandemic has changed the landscape of our lives.
Like many of us out there, Family and Children’s Services of St Thomas and Elgin is working hard to try and figure out how to address matters through this new scope.

For parents and guardians, a major challenge is how to keep the kids from proclaiming, "I'm bored, there's nothing to do."

To help FACS-Elgin has prepared the following survival guide filled with tips, resources and, when all else fails, a list of agencies that provide year-round parenting support programs.

Kids' Adventure Club
Idea #3: Go on a bug safari. Collect millipedes, grasshoppers, spiders, or crickets. Tip: Check pockets before washing clothes!

Parental Survival Guide
Tip #9: Make a weekly menu. Consider what your day is like Monday to Friday. Have simple meals on days that are more...

Avoid Burnout
Tip #6: Practice stress management techniques - deep breathing, imagery, doodling, aromatherapy

Agencies provide parental support
"There are a variety of services in Elgin County that provide temporary relief, advice or an avenue to share the trials and tribulations of parenting during the summer and all year-round."