A Pediatrician’s take on Getting through Social Distancing
This is a stressful time and kids feel it, too. Not only have their daily routines been dramatically altered, but they're also picking up on your stress and hearing snippets of adult conversations and headlines and may not be able to fully reason through this information. Different things will be helpful for different age groups, but some things will help for all.
Before I get to that, I'd like to address for anyone wondering if all of this social distancing is really necessary that the answer is 100% unequivocally, YES. There's new data coming out so frequently but it's very clear that the most important action right now is for as many people as possible to socially distance as much as possible. For my family, that means no contact with anyone outside the immediate family aside from physician parents going to and from work.
What can we do to help our kids during this stressful time?
- Stay connected
- Get outside and be active
- Try new activities and think outside the box with things you already like
- Try a schedule
- Be patient and kind
- Seek help if needed
This is a tough time, but we're all in this together and we've got this! Read full article.
Audey Veach, MD