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Is Quarantine Hurting Your Kids’ Social Development?
July 14, 2020
Summer is here and with that may come some expectations about what it should look like. But, our current state of affairs may require us to adjust those expectations and potentially even deal with other issues that arise.
Many experts are talking about the adverse effects of social distancing and how it can contribute to the stalling of appropriate child development as well as to depression and anxiety in our children. It’s not a fun topic to think about but important nonetheless.
Check out the article in The Atlantic for some perspective and helpful hints on how to continue to cope. If you are concerned about your child it never hurts to dig a little deeper and ask the tough questions. As they say, knowledge is power and a little prevention goes a long way.
Keep up hope! There are also many silver linings that come from adversity. You’ve got this!
Be kind to yourselves and others.
Until next time,
Usually, a new school year is filled with a mix of excitement for reconnecting with friends and getting a little more structure in our lives and disappointment that summer flew by so fast. Now I’m not sure what to feel. I find myself struggling with desperately wanting things to go back to “normal” and adjusting to a new way of doing and being. Back to school is hitting hard this year. Read more.