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“What the research shows about uncertainty is that, the more we fight it, which is sort of our natural instinct, the more we can often end up feeling hopeless or avoid situations that make us feel uncertain. It becomes overwhelming because none of us can tell the future.”
Dr. Erica Lee, Psychologist at the Boston Children’s Hospital talks to Susan about how we can talk to kids and adolescents about covid and coping with all the uncertainty, fear, and anxiety that surrounds us. She discusses the most common struggles and behavioral changes she sees in the children and families she works with, the power of mindfulness practices and validating our feelings while we move through this transitionary period, and why it’s important for adults to ensure they are prioritising their own self-care during this time.