Helping children communicate their emotions is a particular challenge for parents during COVID-19, especially when we are lock down. We pulled together resources online and found that we can help children practice naming, responding, and expressing their feelings. That we can help our kids by staying calm and showing empathy. Experts also point to the importance of regular schedules and routines – even when everything else is upside down.
In June 2020, the Multilingual Families Lab discussed our values and what we wanted to bring forward. We have been inspired by the work of Dr. Katta and Dr. Liboiron. We believe in excellence through equity, diversity, and inclusion. We educate ourselves about racism, discrimination, and prejudice. We are inclusive in our research to buildContinue reading “Excellence through Equity, Diversity and Inclusion”
So… We are all working from home now (aka: expanding our virtual lab) As a lab, we’ve occupied a virtual space for a number of years. Some students are co-directed with colleagues in France, others have had a mat-leave (including me), and others have stayed in Montreal following my move to Edmonton. For the firstContinue reading “So… We are all working from home now (aka: expanding our virtual lab)”
While I’ve been meaning to get this blog going for years, I found finding the time challenging. During Covid-19, I am working from home and homeschooling with my partner and I miss the regular interactions with my lab members and the department. Our lab has gotten used to having meetings with me via Skype duringContinue reading “Reflections during Covid-19”