Coping With Social Anxiety During Social Distancing

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Helping reluctant kids stay connected

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.

He refuses to video chat because he doesn’t know what to talk about and “it’s not the same.”

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.

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