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On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth debate the benefits and dangers of including households into their quarantine bubble. Social distancing pointers and epidemiologists have warned about elevated danger of catching Covid-19 with elevated publicity to others. However what if absolute social distancing isn’t working for your loved ones?
For the Everyone seems to be Preventing Now section, the hosts reply a query from a listener who’s frightened her daughter is extra satisfied than ever that her imaginary dragon good friend is actual. Dr. Stephanie Carlson, Distinguished McKnight College Professor and Director of Analysis on the Institute of Little one Growth on the College of Minnesota, joins the hosts to find out if the letter author ought to hold interacting with the dragon. Should you’d prefer to pay attention with youngsters that may deal with a dialog about make-believe associates, zip forward to about 41:00. Or if you’re listening to the Plus episode, go to 35:45.
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Dan recommends An Embarrassment of Witches by Sophie Goldstein and Jenn Jordan. It’s a younger grownup comedian, finest fitted to 13+, and you may order it on Bookshop.org as an alternative choice to Amazon that advantages impartial bookstores.
Jamilah recommends The Anger Management Workbook for Kids by Samantha Snowden, which has numerous actions for when younger ones try to work by way of complicated feelings.
Elizabeth recommends The Big Life Journal for Kids, an interactive e book that helps youngsters develop progress mindsets.
Further studying suggestions: You’re single. You live alone. Are you allowed to have a coronavirus buddy? By Sigal Samuel.
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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.