Feb. 6, 2020

Parenting in a time of physical distancing


Drs. Sheri Madigan and Nicole Racine discuss strategies for promoting parent and child well-being during COVID-19 and recognizing signs of child stress. They provide tips for talking to kids about COVID-19 and social-distancing, and offer strategies for establishing and managing routines, such as balancing children’s physical activity, sleep, screen time, school work, and family time.

About the speakers

Dr. Sheri Madigan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, associate professor and the Canada Research Chair in Determinants of Child Development in the Faculty of Arts and the Owerko Centre at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Dr. Nicole Racine, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and an Alberta Innovates Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

About the moderator

Community leader and Calgary journalist Deborah Yedlin was elected the 14th chancellor of the University of Calgary, effective July 1, 2018. Yedlin has been observing, commenting and writing about business and politics for more than two decades, as a journalist for the Financial Post, Globe and Mail and Calgary Herald newspapers. In addition to her writing, she has been a regular commentator for CBC Radio and Television, and CTV since 1996.

Recorded on April 6, 2020