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COVID-19 and College Students – Shrinking It Down

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Topics: Child + Adolescent Development, Coronavirus + Family Mental Health, Relationships

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When teens leave home for college, it’s natural for both parents and young adults to adjust to new lifestyles and living apart. But many college students unexpectedly returned home due to the coronavirus pandemic, and this can pose challenges for families as they reestablish norms and expectations for living together. How can parents and young adults find the right balance between respect and independence during this time of uncertainty?

On today’s episode of Shrinking It Down, Dr. Khadijah Booth Watkins, Associate Director of MGH’s Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program and parent to a college freshman, joins Gene to discuss what this transition means for college students, and how parents can help them process their feelings and concerns. Tune in for more!

Thank you for joining in this conversation. Have questions or comments about supporting college students during this pandemic? Write to us!

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Episode produced by Sara Rattigan

Music by Gene Beresin

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Gene Beresin

Gene Beresin, Executive Director

Gene Beresin, M.D. is executive director of The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and a staff child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also a ...

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Khadijah Booth Watkins, M.D., M.P.H.

Khadijah Booth Watkins, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program of Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. In addition, she provides clinical care to children, adolescents, and families in the Child Outpatient Clinic ...

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