USA Today Interview with Dr. Quagliana 😲
USA Today interviewed our ministry partner and Lee University professor, Dr. Heather Lewis Quagliana on how to keep kids emotionally healthy during Coronavirus.
Authorities have shut down schools in both Ecuador, the USA, and many other countries as a mechanism to prevent kids from getting novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). Along with schools closed, isolation and social distancing have become trending topics in the news and social media. There is an overwhelming amount of information that reaches our kids and presents them with emotions and feelings that are most likely difficult to describe.
This new context presents challenges for kids who are used to interact with their friends, learn with their teachers or even keeping their regular schedules. This certainly increases stress levels and anxiety-related feelings, causing many children to show disturbing behaviors and fears.
Dr. Quagliana shared some of the techniques and skills we have seen in our past webinars (check on-demand webinars or register for our upcoming workshops). Whether you are a parent or someone who works with kids, Dr. Quagliana mentioned how keeping schedules, validating emotions and sharing age-appropriate information will help kids to cope with the challenges current situation presents.
Read more about these practical ideas here.