Covid-19 Resources for Families

  • How is COVID-19 impacting families?

  • Tips on managing children’s challenging behaviour

    In the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, we at the Guelph Family Health Study understand that it can be a challenging time for many families. Whether it is from disruptive or unprecedented lifestyle changes, increased stress, or simply spending so much time staying home, we have heard from many families that it is a little more difficult to manage their…

  • Tips for managing children’s screen time

    For more tips on managing children’s screen time check out this article written by PhD candidate, Lisa Tang.

  • Tips for meal planning and eating healthy on a budget

    Now, more than ever, is an important time to focus on meal planning and budgeting for food. Effective meal planning can save money by reducing the amount of food waste that your household generates. In addition, adequate preparation before going to the grocery store can ensure that you reduce the number of unnecessary trips to the store, helping to keep your family healthy and safe. Try the…

  • How to talk to kids about the pandemic

    This has been and continues to be a challenging time for families. Having heard from parents that their children have many questions about the COVID-19 pandemic, we compiled a comprehensive list of resources that may be useful to families. This list includes videos, articles, a podcast, and illustrations that all help to explain the pandemic to kids.  Video for…

  • Family physical activity

    With parks and gyms being closed, it can be challenging to remain active as a family. We have created an Active Bingo game to help families stay active and have fun together. Click here to download the game and links to resources!

  • Family stress and wellbeing during the pandemic

    It’s okay to feel worried and frustrated by the pandemic – those feelings are part of the normal stress response to this situation. The stress response is designed to protect us from things that might hurt us. It’s the same system that would tell us to run from a bear or to feel excited on…