Posts Tagged ‘masks’
Praise for Public Schools
Schools are doing a great job keeping a close eye on kids with COVID despite careful masking all day long and vaccinations for everyone age allowed. Despite careful coverage, some cases slip through and all children and families involved are quarantined rapidly after full testing. This is great for everyone’s safety and well-being. It’s well-documented…Read More
We Lift Our Masks
I visit Dunkin’ Donuts today as I often do and so many are without masks. The vaccinated greet each other, so faceless before. We were strangers, yet we were not. Smiling at first distantly then closer but not too close. So used to social distancing, we are all a bit wary. Yet I feel so…Read More
How to Help Our Tweens & Teens with School in Today’s World
Some kids go to school online frequently using Google Meet. Others attend school in small classes. And yet many also go back and forth between the two settings depending on how the virus is or isn’t spreading. Our children are caught in this web and parents need to fill in the gaps. It doesn’t mean…Read More
The Impact of Masks on Children–Should You Practice with a Stuffed Animal?
A stuffed animal for a child as young as one or two is often used as what is called a “transitional object” for his mother or other chief caretaker. That is, in the absence of the mother, the stuffed animal is an object whose smell, feel, and even expression give the child a sense of…Read More
What Should You Do If Your Kids are Afraid to Leave Home During the Pandemic?
Taking care of kids who are afraid to leave the home due to the Pandemic is a great concern for parents. Essential is to intervene quickly before the child increases his fears exponentially into a disorder called agoraphobia, fear of open spaces. The age of the child matters a great deal with regard to their…Read More