Coping with Social Isolation

Keeping kids inside and away from others isn’t easy, but Dr. Ashley Miller from the BC Children’s Hospital has some thoughts on how to navigate through these challenging times together.

One piece of advice that Miller offers is to keep a schedule. “A sense of competency or having a solid task to do helps to combat the feelings of uncertainty we all have” she says. Teachers can help by clearly communicating to their students what is going to happen, and developing a routine that works for students at home.

Other tips Miller offers to help kids and teens cope with social isolation include involving children as helpers around the house, and keeping things real, but positive when you’re talking about what is going on. Read the full article here.