• Emily Lavin

Experts: Parents should acknowledge fears, provide structure to help kids cope with coronavirus anxi

In recent weeks, students across the Tiburon Peninsula have been forced to adapt to a new reality of remote learning and physical distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has indefinitely shuttered classrooms across the state. But experts say the extended school closures may pose an additional challenge for many students as they cope with the stress and anxiety caused by the sudden disruption of their daily routines. The changes can take a mental toll on kids, leaving them feeling anxious, fearful and uncertain, according to experts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies children and teens as one of several vulnerable groups who may respond more strongly to the stress of the coronavirus pandemic.

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