Tammy Tait


Hello, my name is Tammy Tait and I am the Child Development Advisor at Heloise Lorimer School.  My focus is on supporting students social and emotional health, especially at times like these.  Some helpful tips include:

  • Being aware of the latest information from the department of health and education through their websites
  • Building a schedule/predictable routine for your children during this time of change
  • Minimize time spend on gaming apps and technology
  • Daily journaling (through words or pictures) during this time might be a helpful way to allow children to reflect on their feelings, and process what is happening around them.
  • Encourage a daily reflection of something positive from each day, as well as something they learned each day


Below is some information to support you in talking to your children about COVID-19:



If you are looking for other ways to support your children’s social emotional development while at home, please check out the links below:

Zones of Regulation: Helps identify your child’s emotions, and targets strategies to use based on how they are feeling:


Take a few minutes each day to practice being mindful with your children, with apps such as Smiling Mind:


Help your children with their social thinking skills:


Focus on resiliency:


If you are looking for more specific resources, you can search a variety of topics here:



If you, or your child needs more specific mental health supports, you can contact:

Kids Help Phone 1.800.668.6868

Airdrie Mental Health 403.943.1500

Distress Centre 403.266.4357

ConnectTeen 403.264.8336


If you need help accessing other services (such as financial supports or food/basic needs), during these times, dial 211 or contact


“We will get through this together – but from a distance”

Stay strong, Knights!


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