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When Coronavirus Stresses Families: 7 Strategies for Coping

How Coronavirus Anxiety Looks

1. Show empathy to those who are struggling.

2. Talk about worries — but set limits.

3. Adapt for teens, kids and older people.

4. Set the mood in your home.

5. Routines make everyone feel safe.

6. Going outside will help you physically AND mentally.

7. Don’t wish for it to be over — do this instead.

Clinical psychologist, writer. Editor of On the Couch: Practical psychology for everyday life. karen@onthecouch.co.nz

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