Posted on Apr 14, 2020
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Let's share ideas on how families can not only survive, but thrive together while staying at home!
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MCPO Roger Collins
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Until you have served on submarines for a career, you don’t know what quarantine is. Perhaps prisoners.
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We'll go first...

One of our clinicians, Cindy Paauw, LCSW, suggests ...

Individualized and Family Daily Schedules.

"We are creatures of habit, and children thrive in an environment where there is structure. We find comfort in routine and knowing what to expect day to day. Keeping consistency is key (even during a pandemic) — especially during a time when there is so much that is unknown and so little that we can control. Keeping the same general routine (wake up time, mealtimes and bedtime) will help establish a sense of normalcy and security... be creative and come up with a fun family schedule (be sure to get all members of the family to be on board with this)."

“Our Family’s Quaran-TEAM schedule”

“Make it Mondays”: Family will engage in a fun craft activity together.

“Tasty Tuesdays”: Family will learn to cook/bake something new together, or cook/bake a favorite recipe

“Wellness Wednesdays”: Family will dedicate an hour to a wellness activity/physical activity together (kick ball, yoga, obstacle course, etc.)

“Throwback Thursdays”: Family will recreate a special memory/tradition from the past together that everyone found enjoyable; i.e—baking Christmas cookies and watching Christmas movies in pajamas for movie night

“Friday Family Game Nights”: Every week, each family member will get to choose a game for the family to play.
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SPC Margaret Higgins
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Cohen Veterans Network: What great ideas; Ladies and Gentlemen!
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SPC Margaret Higgins
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Cohen Veterans Network - Thank you; beyond compare; Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, for your much appreciated response!
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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My wife is at home until Friday's, I work for one of the essential businesses(agriculture mechanic), Saturday, and Sunday we go grocery shopping and go for a drive.
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It's a shame we don't live closer to each other. My girlfriend has a 1953 Ford tractor that needs fixing.
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