Parents and children are getting stir crazy with coronavirus confinement. It’s been months since schools closed, and playgrounds are still shuttered in many areas. With the virus still rampant, moms and dads are wondering if it’s safe to allow kids to congregate and have play dates.
Dr. Dyan Hes, a noted pediatrician and the medical director at Gramercy Pediatrics in New York City, told Fox 5 NY that she believes it’s OK for children to socialize with their friends as long as parents enforce safety measures.
Psychologist Dr. Becky Kennedy told Fox 5 NY that reentry into social interaction should be cautious and that if parents still choose to isolate, that’s OK too. Hes warned, however, that she’s seeing depression in children and some have expressed thoughts of suicide.
According to PsychCentral, a British study revealed that lonely and socially isolated children are more likely to experience high rates of depression and anxiety long after the current lockdown is over.
Experts say it is ultimately up to parents to decide if the risk of their children becoming ill is worth the social benefits of seeing their friends.
In another story, do not choose your children’s career,every human on earth is unique; doctors are just as important as musicians. Do not say, My child has to be a doctor, that child might not be created to want to have anything to do with the medical line. If you force him or her, they would never excel at it.
It is advised to find out what your child is good at and encourage them to do better. Commonly asked questions include, how do I know what my child is good at?