Kathy Chats

It’s no secret that Kathy O’Connell likes to talk
--- whether or not there’s anybody else there.

These Kathy Chats are aimed at parents and other adults
looking for some guidance in this historically unique time.

Throughout the CoVid-19 pandemic and subsequent lock down,
we’ll chat with experts in a variety of fields to present
resources, comfort and ways of dealing with a New Normal.

Kathy chats with longtime librarian, and Kids Corner regular, Joe Hilton about unique ways to discuss racism with your kids - as well as the many resources available at your local library to help with that conversation.

Click HEREto see Joe's list of additional resources

Kathy chats with Fawn Zwickel, co-author of "From Omaha Beach to Nuremberg: A Memoir of World War II Combat and the International Military Tribunal", which details her grandfather’s war experiences. fawninc.com

Kathy chats with Tim Whitaker,executive director of Mighty Writers, whose mission to 'Think clearly and write with clarity' was recently amended to help the communities they serve in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. mightywriters.org

Kathy chats with Dr. Jonathan Spergel, Chief of the Allergy Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to discuss the differences between seasonal allergy and Covid-19 symptoms as well as how regular asthma medication might play a role treating Covid-19. chop.edu/centers-programs/division-allergy/

Kathy chats with Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra, founder of Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development who offers suggestions on how to manage the increase of screentime that kids face during the CoVid-19 pandemic. childrenandscreens.com

Kathy chats with GRAMMY winner Jon Samson, MA MTBC who offers creative coping tips for families when it comes to emotions, anxiety and more. CoCreativeMusic.com

Kathy chats with Amy Kelly, National Director of Family Engagement at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, who offers tips as well as a unique perspective for parents of children with special needs on how to process this unprecedented time. Devereux.org