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The following recommendations are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and of the American Academy of Pediatrics for promoting adjustment to stressful and traumatic events: Acknowledge and accept behavior as normal adaptations to stress Provide children with opportunities to share what they went through or what they think about it.Provide support and comfort   Model healthy...
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Over a month has passed since the COVID lockdown and we’ve all been trying to cope as best we know how. But staying indoors for a prolonged amount of time and listening to worrying news and death tolls on TV and on social media is bound to have some repercussions on your mental health. It’s...
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Researchers have found that some people are prone to experiencing mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, during times of pandemic. Additionally, those with pre-existent conditions will see them aggravated. What can you do to take good care of your mental health during the COVID lockdown? Read news from trustworthy sources (WHO, CDC, etc.):...
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By Lana Kalawoun our School Counselor Social Distancing Part I:  Why It’s Important And How To Maintain It By now, the words “social distancing”, “isolation” and “quarantine” have become a part of our daily vocabulary. And for good reason. A simple definition of social distancing is the following: avoiding close contact with people who do...
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In times like these, some of you might  be having trouble in getting your kids to study during this COVID-19 lockdown. Whether children or teenagers, time off school is regarded as free time and studying is probably the last thing on their minds. This is especially true during times of crisis. Your children are probably...
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The second week of school lockdown is over and we are heading for a third one. By now, we’ve all realized that this Coronavirus is more serious than we once thought. And with Lebanon already having had its share of hardships over the past few months, this epidemic just adds another stressful thing to worry...
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