Helping kids keep their morale up as they return to school during COVID-19

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) -- Parents - you and your child have been adjusting for a few days now to a new landscape of learning.

With so many changes, it can be hard for your student to focus on the bright side of things.

Dr. Mitch Prinstein is a local mental health professional and professor at UNC.

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"I think the key thing is to help kids feel like they have some power in this situation kids really don't like it when they have no control," he said.

He offered some suggestions on ways to help:

  • Allow children to design their own learning space or rearrange their room.
  • Allow your child to make some of their own decisions.
  • This will help them get some mastery or command over their current environment.
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