Episode #144: Parenting During the Pandemic + Tips on How to Help Your Children Deal with Changes in Routines, Missed Milestones, & Anxiety (Interview with Child Psychologist Dr. Rebecca Hershberg)

March 25, 2020

Many people around the world are currently stuck at home, which can be difficult under the best of circumstances. Yet what happens if you have young children? What happens when the schools are closed, you have to work and everyone is at home, frustrated, scared and uncertain as to how long this situation will last? In this week’s blog and podcast, I speak to child psychologist, parenting coach, author of The Tantrum Survival Guide: Tune In to Your Toddler's Mind (and Your Own) to Calm the Craziness and Make Family Fun Again, founder of Little House Calls and mother of two young boys Dr. Rebecca Schrag Hershberg on parenting during the pandemic, tips on how to help your children deal with changes in routines, missed milestones, anxiety and fear, and mental health strategies for parents. 

Podcast Time Highlights

-7:00 Why Rebecca loves children

-9:30 Why we need to be the grown-ups in the room

-11:18 How do we manage disrupted routines?

-12:35 Discipline in context 

-16:50 Should we still celebrate birthdays?

-19:33 Play, Play, Play

-22:35 How to keep your kids busy

-28:20 How to teach your children coping strategies 

-31:27 Should you answer coronavirus questions?

-35:00 Why it is okay to say you don’t know

-36:48 What to do when you need help too

-38:17 How to speak to your children about finances 

-42:42 How to protect your own mental health 

-46:00 Rupture and repair: why we all fail

-50:37 How to deal with regression and baby play

-53:39 How to help your teenager 


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