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Managing During a Pandemic:

Information for Families

Melinda Macht-Greenberg, PhD

Graduate students in the Assessment of Children course at the Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University created videos for families in order to provide information and support during this public health crisis. Below, you will find links to informational videos which focus on a variety of topics including activities for young children, ways to help kids understand what is going on around them, ideas for virtual playdates and more.

If you are having trouble distinguishing between facts and fake news, this video might help! It will show you some steps you can take to ensure the sources of information you find on the internet are trustworthy and relevant to you.

By Li Yin Cheok



During these uncertain times, it can feel overwhelming as parents of young children, but we just wanted to let you all know that you are not alone in this and that you are all doing amazing! Here are some activity ideas from our families to your families! 

By Sara Dionisio and Twinkle Suthar


This video offers some suggestions to parents whose children are toddlers and preschoolers on how to plan a virtual playdate

By Deyun Gong and Xihan Yang

Given this uncertain time, this video is meant to reassure and validate parents that it is okay to feel anxious and overwhelmed. Parents are being asked to juggle a lot of different roles right now and wearing so many new hats at once can coincide with feelings of failure, inadequacy and frustration. It is okay if every day is not productive or the perfect balance of homeschooling, working from home, and parenting. The best way that we can support children through this pandemic, is by making sure that we are supporting parents.

By Jessica Rocha


This video is intended to provide parents of children with ADHD a variety of disorder-specific resources to support them in teaching their children about COVID-19. These resources include (1) evidence-based communication techniques and (2) engaging, physical activities to explain the science and psychosocial implications of COVID-19. We hope that these resources, especially the activities, engage children with ADHD, lessen their anxieties around COVID-19 and strengthen the parent-child bond. 

By Nicole Zolli and Rachel Viselman

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