Kids can get through anything that can be talked about. When parents ask how to help kids deal with the COVID-19 pandemic or any other big, scary event, the starting point, according to Kimberly Bell, Ph.D., clinical director of the Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins Center, is helping them talk about it.
In this insightful video, she address how to begin the conversation, how to answer questions in age-appropriate “bearable bits”; how to interpret attention-seeking behaviors, and – in the case of Coronavirus – why you shouldn’t compare the virus to a bug.
About the Author:Kimberly Bell, Ph.D., is Clinical Director of the Hadden Clinic for Children & Families at Hanna Perkins Center; and is the John A. Hadden, Jr. Professor in Psychoanalytic Child Development at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. A licensed clinical psychologist, she specializes in learning issues, parenting, separation anxiety and women’s issues such as Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMAD).