The days when election and campaign news dominated the news cycle seem incredibly distant. It’s safe to say that no one could’ve imagined that 2020 would be such a curveball. Learning’s been disrupted, many parents are continuing to work from home and fears over COVID-19 are still very much present. We speak with a family trauma expert, Dr. Abigail Gewirtz, about dealing with these anxieties as an adult and how to have important conversations with your child or teen if you’re sensing that they’re more irritable, worried or anxious lately.
- Dr. Abigail Gewirtz, professor, Department of Family Social Science, director, Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health at the University of Minnesota.
Links for Additional Info:
- Boston Magazine: How to Help Children Cope with Depression and Anxiety Right Now
- The New York Times: 4 Ways to Help Your Anxious Kid
- Talking To Your Children About COVID19
- How to talk to your kids about racism and social justice
- Dr. Abigail Gewirtz’s Website
- Amazon: When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids