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Overcoming Children’s Stress During a Pandemic Lockdown
Member Mary Alvord and others discuss children’s responses to a pandemic lockdown and steps that parents can use to help alleviate stress and, especially for older children, headaches. Warning signs include behavior changes that affect day-to-day functioning, trouble sleeping, returning to earlier childlike behaviors. To combat these, she suggests modelling calm, reinforcing those actions that the children take on their own to solve problems, and support friendships. Most of all, be open and honest.
To read more, see the NPR story