Anxiety During a National Emergency
As the news about COVID-19 gets more alarming every day, it is understandable that everyone is feeling anxious right now. With schools closed, special needs children are missing their normal routines and caregivers are faced with the overwhelming task of helping children make sense of what is happening. Our children are looking to us for guidance on how to react to stressful events. They will naturally react to and follow our reactions. This is an opportunity for us to model problem-solving, flexibility, and compassion as we all work through our new daily challenges. These tips from the National Association of School Psychologists can help.
Stay calm, listen, and offer reassurance
?Monitor television viewing and social media
Take time to talk honestly and accurately
Stay connected to school
Be aware of your children's mental health
Harbor School a private special education school in Monmouth County, New Jersey
Our mission at Harbor School is to help all of our special needs students with learning, social, language, behavioral, and other disabilities. Our highly skilled staff are committed daily to helping each student reach their full potential.
We would be more than happy to discuss your child's specific needs and challenges, so please call us at 732.544.9394, or request a tour at Harbor School in Eatontown, NJ. We are located just minutes off of the Garden State Parkway at exit 105 and conveniently located off of Route 35 and Route 36 in Monmouth County, NJ.
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