Resources for Parents Working from Home

Self-Care and Well-Being


The stress and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic presents daily challenges to the well-being of families and children. In response, the Child Mind Institute provides telehealth treatment for children, adolescents and young adults with mental health and learning disorders, as well as free resources. Below, clinicians from our Learning and Development Center have organized resources for parents who are suddenly responsible for the home school environment. These resources, broken down by age groups, include academic materials, worksheets, activities, videos, games, and more.

Academic Resources

See below for resources for a variety of ages and stages. A great place to start is WideOpenSchool, from CommonSense Media.

Anderson Reading Clinic K-12 Activities

The Anderson Reading Clinic Literacy-Casts

  • For children in grades K-8

  • Meets every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 11AM-12PM

  • Led by Drs. Beth Buchholz, Jason DeHart, & Devery Ward

  • For protected Zoom link contact Devery Ward (mockdr@appstate.edu)

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Graphic Novel Book Club

  • For children who are fans of the series by Lauren Tarshis

  • Meets every Wednesday from 1-2PM

  • Led by the folks from the Anderson Reading Clinic

  • For protected Zoom link contact Devery Ward (mockdr@appstate.edu)

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, by Kwame Mbalia, Book Club

  • For students in middle school and above

  • Meets every Wednesday from 1-2PM

  • Led by the folks from the Anderson Reading Clinic

  • For protected Zoom link contact Devery Ward (mockdr@appstate.edu)

Tutoring Resources

  • As you are aware, public school students will be attending school in a variety of learning modes for the 2020-21 school year. School districts are implementing hybrid, online, and in-person instruction. As a result, we are anecdotally hearing that families may want to hire AppState education majors and other students to assist with instruction and to provide tutoring. The Career Development Center will direct those individuals who are seeking to hire instructional support to post the work opportunities in OddJobs which can be accessed from the student employment website.
  • In addition, if you are interested in working in such capacities, share your resume - advertising your skills, expertise, and availability - when contacting the potential employer via Odd Jobs. 
  • Should you decide to use Odd Jobs, it is important for you to know that Career Development makes no representation on behalf of the student nor the employer. Career Development Center staff members review all postings prior to approval in order to review and filter potential job scams that appear suspicious. The University is not responsible and accepts no liability for the safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment; all such employment arrangements are at the user's sole risk. We strongly encourage you to conduct your own due diligence before accepting any work for hire to safeguard yourself from potential scams.