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EP03: Making Friends While Learning Remotely

Are you concerned about your child’s social connections? You’re not alone. With a new school year underway and a persistent pandemic, parents want to make sure their children aren’t missing out on the social aspect of learning. In this episode, we talk to two parent friends, Tera Ali and Annie Nihls, about their concerns and how they’re creating opportunities for their children to socialize.

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HOW TO KEEP KIDS SOCIAL DURING A TIME OF SOCIAL DISTANCING

Source: Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh, Nationalgeographic.com

Maintaining relationships with others is important for children. “It supports their social emotional development and strengthens their social emotional skills,” says Melissa Brymer, director of the Terrorism and Disaster Program at UCLA / Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress in Los Angeles. The trick is to find creative ways to socialize from afar.

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HOW TO FORM A PANDEMIC POD

Source: Jeremy Adam Smith, William Winters, Greater Good Magazine

Pods (or “bubbles” or “containers” or “quaranteams”) aren’t just ways for people to have social connection within a pandemic. They also serve an important epidemiological purpose—they help limit the size and spread of outbreaks.

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