Social Anxiety During Social Distancing: How to Help Your Child Cope
By Child Mind Institute, Understood Founding Partner, published on understood.org
She put all of her friends in boxes—her school friends were only for school, gymnastics friends were for the gym, and she never invited people over. But now she has no friends to call, and she’s desperate to talk to anyone.
Sound familiar? If your child was struggling with social anxiety before social distancing, it’s likely that it’s gotten worse. You want to help, but you’re in uncharted waters and it’s hard to know how.