How Parents Can Explain Social Distancing to their Kids

Traditionally, parents anticipate having to have a variety of awkward and sometimes difficult conversations with their young children. However, none likely compare to what millions of parents across England and around the world are facing in light of the coronavirus pandemic, as they struggle to explain social distancing to their insatiably curious and concerned children.

“As adults, we tend to forget just how much of a young child’s life involves interacting and playing with their little friends, as well as visiting grandparents and other relatives,” commented David Kalmanovitch, a London-based child psychologist with more than 15 years of experience. “Temporarily…

David Kalmanovitch Looks at Potential Signs of Childhood Depression

According to a report by the NHS, one out of eight children in England has a mental health disorder. Even more alarmingly, the Mental Health Foundation claims that 70 percent of children and young people who suffer from a mental health disorder such as depression do not receive appropriate intervention at a suitably early age — which is not just enormously burdensome, painful and dangerous for sufferers themselves, but is debilitating for parents, siblings, teachers, and other caregivers who lack the resources and knowledge they need to be part of the solution.

“In cases of childhood depression, the critical importance…

How COVID-19’s Social Distancing Measures Are Affecting Our Children

With the ongoing COVID-19 global crisis, there are a myriad of setbacks that children and adolescents could experience as a result of stay-at-home and social distancing measures. Along with the drastic toll that the pandemic has taken on their education-with the closure of schools around the world, from March until the end of the school year in June-the pandemic could severely impact their social skills and mental health, as a result of the many months in “lockdown” and the loss of a normal routine. …

David Kalmanovitch Talking to Your Children About the Pandemic

With the ongoing global effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, parents are left wondering how they should talk to their children about the impacts of the virus, while being both honest and reassuring. Kids as young as two are very perceptive to their environment and the people around them. In fact, they often are aware of much more than their parents realize, says child psychologist David Kalmanovitch.

Based in London, England, Kalmanovitch has been practicing as a child psychologist for more than 15 years, with his personal hope and mission to support children’s’ psychological development and identify the root causes that…

David Kalmanovitch

Studies have frequently suggested that by the age of three, children have fully formed their self-concept and Identity. They have already determined if they are “good” or “bad.” Throughout their childhood and adolescence, however, they go through stages of cognitive development that impact their behaviour as they progress. It is therefore very important to be aware of your children’s behaviour as it will likely be similar to their behaviour later in life. It is this exact concept that influenced David Kalmanovitch to become a child psychologist.

Born and raised in London, England, David Kalmanovitch is a child psychologist with more…

David Kalmanovitch

I am a child psychologist with more than 15 years of experience. I have always been interested in studying human behaviour.

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