The Scholastic Reads Podcast

Helping Kids and Parents Cope With Covid-19 Anxiety

During the pandemic, many of us have experienced feelings of fear, anxiety, and loss. These feelings extend to children, too, who are learning new lessons at home and wondering what the future holds. They may be worried about family members and their own safety while trying to keep up with schoolwork, which is looking very different these days.

What can parents and educators do to help kids cope with uncertainty and continue to learn and thrive? In this episode, host Suzanne McCabe talks with Dr. Eli Lebowitz, an associate professor at the Yale Child Study Center and director of their Program for Anxiety Disorders.

In 2018, Scholastic and the Child Study Center formed a collaborative to explore how literacy can be used to foster resilience among children and families. You can find additional information about the collaborative and explore their coronavirus resources here.

Special thanks:

Music composed by Lucas Elliot Eberl

Produced by Bridget Benjamin

Associate produced and edited by Mackenzie Cutruzzula

Sound mix and recording by Daniel Jordan

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