Karestan Koenen, the Harvard professor of psychiatric epidemiology, while reflecting on the reaction of many in this pandemic time, stated,
‘People may face depression and anxiety because of social distancing’s physical isolation, fears over the potential for illness, death, job loss and bankruptcy, and other concerns.
To help children deal with the crisis, she recommended that parents keep regular routines, answer questions honestly, and limit media exposure. And parents should manage their own stress. “Kids take their lead from their parents,” she said. “By managing your stress, you’re helping your kids manage their stress.”
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