Staying Calm During Crisis — A Joyful Story and Some Tips

Perhaps you saw the story last weekend, 4-Year-Old Girl, Lost in the Woods for 48 Hours, Is Found Unharmed.  Contributing to this joyful news was the little girl’s delightful telling of her story, which her mother recorded and shared on FaceBook.

Among the lessons we can take from her story is her ability to stay calm during her experience, a theme we can find in William Faulkner’s great fiction as well as nonfictional accounts of survival.  Staying calm often saves the day and, sometimes, lives.

While your experiences at home right now may feel less dramatic, staying calm (and being the grown up) is essential and can be challenging as families are basically confined to their homes.

For teachers and parents who are engaged in distant learning, this time can be undoubtedly stressful.  To help, an article at PBSTeachers shares five ways to practice self-care while navigating the switch to digital learning during the COVID-19 pandemic .

You can also read and hear the story about the four-year-old girl who was found in good spirits after spending two nights in the woods with her little dog.



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