Supporting a student’s Socio-Emotional wellbeing
According to a study from the Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Pediatrics, anxiety is a major public health concern for children and experiences filled with uncertainty can increase their vulnerability to feelings of stress. With the recent announcements of different precautionary measures in the view of the coronavirus pandemic, parents and caregivers have an added responsibility of providing reassurance to the young ones in these uncertain times.
A few tips for parents
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