Kids are suffering silently and need help immediately from parents. Lisa Fox, Chief Executive Officer of The Bradley Center which specializes in trauma-informed care looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has had an extraordinary impact on everyone’s life, but most especially on children. Ms. Fox provides four tips to help parents and caregivers during this stressful time. Her tips are, “First, be aware that your attention, care and instincts can truly make a difference. Second, when it comes to helping kids manage the ups and downs of the pandemic life, it’s important to understand that stress, trauma and depression often present differently in children than they do in adults. Third, rather than assuming that a seemingly troubled child is OK or that they will eventually work through their problems on their own, take time to talk to them. Lastly, be sure to spend quality time with the children in your life.”
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