September 06, 2022
“The first thing teachers should do is communicate this fact, both to parents and classmates, without mentioning names, so as not to stigmatize. Communicating to parents will allow them to be aware of the symptoms that their children could eventually present and take action. Similarly, parents must report to the school if any of their children has been infected,” says Dr. Carmen Bravo de Rueda, a prominent psychologist at our clinic.
How to prevent the child from feeling bad, if he has infected his classmates?
Talk to the minor, making him see that he is not to blame, since it is not something that has been done on purpose and that, in addition, most people do not realize that they are sick until they feel the symptoms.
How to face the return after quarantine?
The important thing is the way children are told about Covid-19. The explanation given to them must be appropriate to the age of the child to ensure that they understand and comply with the recommendations. They cannot be assured that they will not be quarantined again, since that will depend on everyone taking care of themselves, but it is necessary to avoid showing uneasiness or fear because that is transmitted through gestures, even if they do not involve words.
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Recommendations for parents:
Dr. Carmen Bravo de Rueda
Psychologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma