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Social Distancing Blues in Children

In these uncertain times, many families are experiencing social distancing blues which is particularly harder for our kids. Young people are missing their friends, normal routine, and don’t have a sympathetic listener to share their feelings and problems with. As a parent, it can be difficult to tell the difference between sadness and depression – especially for children who may already experience ordinary ups and downs. I find it helpful to ask questions, lend an empathetic ear to their concerns, remembering our own emotional volatility as a child/teen and reassure them that their feelings matter, and you are there for them.

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