In the era of COVID, parents are increasingly worried that keeping their young children home will lead to significant difficulties in social development and in getting alogn with peers. These social skills are seen as one of the readiness factors for kindergarten, and parents express concern that their children are not developing these skills or losing what skills they had. In turn, concerned parents are calling on early childhood providers to come up with answers to questions like: How much should we be worring? What impact will staying home have on 3 to 5 year old children and their families?
Join esteemed UCSF professor Alicia Lieberman, PhD (author of The Emotional Life of the Toddler) in conversation with SAMHSA Infancy and Early Childhood Mental Health project co-director Barbara Ivins, PhD as they delve into the question of what our youngest children need right now, and how we can together to handle the challenges of shelter in place.