Supporting Young Children During COVID-19It is no secret we are in new and challenging times. We are having to learn how to live our daily lives in a new manner that many of us have never had to experience.
“Humans have remarkable capacity to adapt and thrive- even in really challenging situations.”These are the words of Sayward Harrison, assistant professor of psychology at the University of South Carolina, who has spent her career researching how individuals, families and communities can nurture resilience in the face of infectious disease outbreaks. As we all continue to navigate the uncertainties associated the COVID-19, we can’t forget the impact that this crisis can have on the youngest members of our community. The most important commitment that can be made by families of young children during this time is to ensure that they are maintaining responsive social interactions that help build resilience in the face of adversity.