How to Keep Children’s Stress From Turning Into Trauma


From The New York Times: “Dr. Burke Harris said the Covid-19 pandemic is a ‘perfect storm’ for this stress to negatively impact children’s mental and physical health and behavior. But at a time when there are so many unknowns, tools are available to help mitigate the harms that children experience. Instead of fearing stress, she said, we need to tune in to our kids, assess their needs and help them turn stressful situations into opportunities for growth. Here are some ways that parents can help kids work through stress without it becoming toxic to their emotional and physical well-being.”


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