Managing stress and anxiety in schools during coronavirus pandemic

Kids across our area are staying home because of school closures.

Posted: Mar 18, 2020 7:06 PM
Updated: Mar 18, 2020 8:05 PM

REDDING, Calif. - Kids across our area are staying home because of school closures.

Education specialists say it's important to check up and talk to your kids everyday.

Anderson Union School District Director of Instructional Services, Scott Booth, says kids may feel anxious and stressed out during this time and may not want to share how they're really feeling.

Recommedations for parents to help their kids cope during a difficult time include looking for activities online and educational resources to try and keep them busy.

Additional options include allowing kids to talk to their friends via Facetime and establishing a routine schedule for them to keep up with school work. 

"I think it's absolutely normal for students to have that anxiety," says Booth. 

Booth says talking to your kids and answering any questions that they may have is the best option. Limiting them to social media is another option to prevent kids  from recieving over-alarming information. 

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