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COVID’s Effect on Children’s Mental Health

Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 8:01 AM CST
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) -

COVID-19 has led to sudden changes to the social lives and daily routines of children. Learn how to help children cope & create a positive home environment in times of crisis with PSL guest, Reena B. Patel, Parenting Expert, Guidance Counselor, Licensed Educational Psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and author of Winnie & Her Worries. Watch the segment to learn more about her suggestions and how the book can help draw children into helpful conversations about their frustrations. The segment focuses on easing frustrations through communication.

Research has indicated that the pandemic has caused increased levels of anxiety and depression in children (and adults, too, of course). One very important question to remember to ask is “How does that make you feel?” Sometimes all kids need is to be HEARD.

About the book, Winnie & Her Worries: it is an easy-to-understand story and guide, Reena B. Patel, MA, LEP, BCBA, expertly provides parents, teachers and children with concrete and proper tools necessary to help kids understand and control the worries they possess.

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