The Health & Wellness Blog

Welcome to the Barrie School Health & Wellness Blog 

The purpose of this Blog is to provide health and wellness tips and information to Barrie School parents during the Coronavirus Pandemic and subsequent school closure.

Meet Your Contributors!

Dr. Natosha Speight
Director of Student & Family Services

Kirstie Abernathy, R.N.
School Nurse

Post Tools

Articles and Resources

Talking to Children about Racism: The Time is Now, written by pediatricians Dr. Heard-Garris and Dr. Dougé

The Child Mind Institute: Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News

Center for Racial Justice in Education: Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Racialized Violence with Kids

Colorlines: The Dos and Dont’s of Talking to Kids About White Supremacy

Safe Space Radio: Talking to White Kids about Race and Racism

Resource list by Grade Level from the Oakland Public Library: Talking to Kids About Racism and Justice


COVID-19 and Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) - from Healthy 

Home Activities for Children and Families

COVID-19 Grief Resources

A Meditation on Grief

CDC's Reopening Guidance for the Community

Social Media Guide For Parents (1)

Social Media Guide For Parents (2)

Resources for Parents

Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy

Sleep Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak

How to Make a Face Mask at Home

CDC Recommendations for Wearing Face Masks

Montgomery County Face Covering Health Order

Homeschooling is Not the Same as Crisis Schooling

Self Care in the Time of Coronavirus, Child Mind Institute

Supporting Families During COVID-19, Child Mind Institute

Get Your Home Ready, CDC
Tips on keeping members of your household healthy - especially those who may be elderly or immunocompromised.

This Pediatrician Recommends No PlaydatesSteve Silvestro, MD

What is Social Distancing?, Grady Health System

Manage Anxiety and Stress, CDC 

Coping with Stress, SAMHSA

What to do with Your Overwhelming Feelings?, Self 

How to Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy While COVID-19 Has You Stuck at Home 

Making Health and Nutrition a Priority During the Coronavirus 

How to Exercise at Home During COVID-19

Parent Encouragement Program (PEP)

Working and Learning from Home During the COVID 19 Outbreak