As social distancing rules become more relaxed, parents are faced with tough decisions about when and how to allow their child to have safe playdates with friends. If you decide that it is time for your child to resume in-person playdates, experts recommend taking precautions, including playing outside, avoiding contact sports and games, wearing masks, and keeping kids a few feet apart while they play.
With families spending so much time social distancing together, spikes in sibling rivalry are inevitable. Some kids with ADHD need extra support from their parents, in the form of concrete social skills that they can use to resolve arguments with their siblings.
Siblings are spending more time together than ever before, which means there’s greater opportunity for family bonding and greater opportunity for sibling conflict.
If you are a parent of a child with ADHD and feel like you are hanging on by a thread, you are not alone. As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, emotions are running high and patience is running low.
Families with teenagers confined to their homes during the coronavirus crisis face unique challenges.Teens who are prone to symptoms of anxiety or depression and those who already had tense relationships with their parents are among those struggling the most.
During the coronavirus crisis, parents everywhere are feeling stressed and anxious. Reaching out to your network of family and friends for support can help, but sometimes it’s not enough.
Across the country, most families are now at least two or three weeks into the new normal brought about by COVID-19. If you are like many parents, you may have initially responded to the crisis with not only anxiety and dread, but also a great deal of resolve, vowing to ‘step up to the plate’ and ‘tackle this challenge head on.’
COVID-19 school closures have left parents of children with special needs, particularly those with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), feeling uncertain about their child’s rights and their school’s responsibility during this unique time.
With schools closed and social distancing in full effect, the usual screen time limits have gone out the window for most families. During this time of change and uncertainty, a screen time management plan is mort important than ever.