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Mental Health and Coping During Covid-19

Once Upon A Gene

Mental Health and Coping During Covid-19

March 26, 2020

Mental Health and Coping During Covid-19

ONCE UPON A GENE – EPISODE 023

Mental Health and Coping During Covid-19

I hope you’re all as safe and healthy as you can be right now. Dr. Laura Black is a Childhood Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow and she’s providing tips to us on talking to your kids about COVID-19 and managing your heightened stress and anxiety. She also leads us through a mindfulness exercise, so be sure to take a few minutes for yourself at the end of this episode and share it with a friend or family member who can benefit.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

What is your background?

How do we explain to kids what COVID-19 is and why they can’t go anywhere?

How do we help reduce our kid’s stress and anxiety levels?

How do we explain the concept of the current situation in a realistic way that doesn’t spark more fear?

What are some ways to manage tempers escalating?

How do we all adapt to the changes in our routines?

When kids are bored and not wanting to do social distancing, what can we do?

Families now have this extra strain of losing their jobs, paying their bills and keeping everyone healthy. How much of an impact can this have on kids on top of everything else they’re dealing with and how can we be extra cautious?

As a parent of a medically complex kid or having a family member with a compromised immune system, how would you suggest coping with feelings of anger towards others who aren’t following social distancing guidelines?

What do you want to leave us with amidst all of the stress going on right now?

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED

Mindful Schools

Visual Schedule Printables – Google

Jackbox TV

Netflix Party

Ten Percent Happier Meditation

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