PARENT CARE PACKAGES

Here at CLG, we recognize that parents and guardians have been hit particularly hard during this pandemic.

As a result, we’ve put together a quick guide on how you can assemble a care package for a parent who may be in need of a little pick-me-up this holiday season!

Why?

In a study done by the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than 25% of parents reported worsening mental health since March 2020; in addition, 1 in 7 parents reported worsening behavioral health of their children. 1 in 10 families reported both (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2020).

Mothers have been disproportionately affected as they tend to take on the majority of childcare tasks like preparing meals, supervising online classes, helping with homework, and watching over their children as they play. On top of that, the guilt of straddling home and work life increases day-to-day anxiety levels for parents and has caused some to leave their jobs to become full-time caregivers.

We at CLG want to acknowledge the amazing sacrifice parents have made to help ensure a bright future for the next generation.

If you make a care package, we’ve love to see it! Share it with us on Twitter at @clgaming.

CARE PACKAGE ITEM IDEAS

  1. A premade healthy family meal

  2. Fresh fruit basket

  3. Coloring books and pencils for kids and parents (we have free CLG coloring pages to help you get started below!)

  4. Headphones

  5. Gift cards to Google Play or iTunes (relieve stress through music or mobile games!)

  6. Herbal tea

  7. Bath bombs

  8. Stress balls

  9. Aromatherapy

  10. Tools for a good night's sleep (e.g. white noise machine, eye mask, etc.)

TIPS AND TRICKS

  1. Consider the number of children in a household and their age.

  2. Identify family activities that are low stress and low mess.

  3. Quiet time activities are amazing! For example, try some craft projects with soft materials like fabric or cotton balls.


CLG PRINTABLE COLORING PAGES

Thanks to reveriesky for creating these free printable CLG coloring pages for you to include in your care package!

CLG Smash ft. PewPewU, SFAT, and VoiD

CLG Red ft. GooseBreeder, di^, refinnej, Emy, and Juli