Lisa respond to questions from around the world about protecting family mental health under Covid-19.

How Will the Pandemic Affect my Child Long-term?

We like to think that time can heal a lot, but when do we need to worry about the pandemic’s lasting impact on our children? Lisa introduces us to the concept of “ordinary magic” – protective processes that happen at home which can shield children from persistently difficult circumstances. Lisa and Reena discuss the research on resilience and what it teaches us about kids who thrive during hardship and how parents can help.

Resources on resiliency:

Check out Reena’s show on YouTube “The Rebound” for stories of how people have made it out of their hardest moments @itstherebound:

“Ordinary Magic” a book by psychologist Dr. Ann Masten.

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