April 11, 2020
Social distancing creates hurdles for families with children. In addition to fears about COVID-19, a big question for many parents is, “What are we going to do all day?” Children can become restless when kept at home for extended periods, other experience depression or anxiety.
Here are some suggestions about ways to not only keep children engaged, but also encourage their positive mental health.
Although social distancing is contrary to human instincts, it does offer extra time to spend with your immediate family. Stay positive. Make the most this bonus of family time together.
Understanding culture is vital for healthcare professionals and their patients. In her book, Are You Culturally Competent? Elisa P. Bell, M.D. bridges cultural gaps to improve healthcare outcomes.
By Elisa P. Bell, M.D., Board certified physician in both adult and child/adolescent psychiatry