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Health, Parenting

Preparing Kids for Coronavirus Education

September 2, 2020

Parenting Corner: Mentally equipping your child for a new educational experience.

As summer turns to fall, parents are preparing their children and teens for the new school year amid a pandemic. We discuss preparing your child for the new Coronavirus education experience.

Parents can support younger children in the following ways:

For older children and teens:

Finally, be patient with both your child and yourself as you move forward this year. Families are in uncharted territory during this pandemic. Think about what you would like your child to remember about this time many years from now and how you worked together and grew stronger as a family.  


Lisa Phillips, MSW, LMSW, and Monet Somerville, MS, both are parent educators at The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans and contributors to the award-winning “Parenting Corner” column. They can be reached at 504.896.9591. More information and events can be found here.

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