Does Your Child Need a Chrome Book?

Portland schools are going online April 6. If your child still needs a Chromebook in order to access online learning, the new survey to request them is live. Please fill this out as soon as possible so that you will be added to the next shipment.  You can access the...

Ten Strategies for Coping with COVID-19

We talked to teachers, parents and other grandparents raising grandchildren starting the day schools were closed. Here some thoughts. No one can do all of these! Pick and choose strategies you find most realistic and useful.

Need COVID-19 Information in Other Languages?

The internet is flooded with information about the coronavirus and COVID-19 illness. Most of this is in English. These translated Public Health Recommendations from Seattle & King counties in 12 languages are frequently updated. Please check back regularly. For...

#10 Use a Trauma-informed Lens

March 25, 2020 – Hurts can hurt again. As a grandparent raising grandchildren, you live with the consequences of childhood trauma even in the best of times. Your grandchildren have endured a lot. You may have experienced trauma yourself. Now you must cope this...

#9 Find Your Words

March 24, 2020 – When will this time of trouble be over? Whatever today’s confusing graphs and charts tell us, at some point the lines will bend toward the other side. We will come through. And like gold refined in the crucible’s fire, we will be changed....