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Parenting in a Pandemic: Duke Experts on Helping Your Kids—And Yourselves

Wald, Raisel and GurwitchRobin Gurwitch, PhD, was one of three Duke experts who spoke to media this week about various ways panic affects our lives—and what we can do to mitigate it, such as stepping away from pandemic news.

“It is critical that as adults we thinking about our own level of distress and anxiety and what we are doing about it,” says Gurwitch. “But the other is that you have to take a break. It means truly taking a break. Walking away. Taking a walk. Playing with your animals. Playing with your children. Reading a book.

“Taking a break is one of our recommendations not only for children but for adults.”

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