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Containment: Children Need Varied Social Connections

2020-03-31T16:13:12.223Z

PSYCHOLOGY - Maintaining relationships with the outside world is vital, especially for adolescents.



"Man is a social animal." During confinement, Aristotle's maxim is put to the test. And yet, more than ever, children need contact with their comrades and their families, explains Céline Ledoux, psychologist member of the French Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (AFTCC): "It is important for his psychological and emotional development and cognitive that a child can be in contact with people outside of his restricted family unit. Uncles, aunts and grandparents are often an important emotional vector. In addition, when a child is in contact with a group of friends, a cognitive and affective emulation is set up going well beyond the academic stimulation which is only one aspect of all the learning that takes place at school. "

Children under 10 are less in demand. It is therefore important to invite them to give news to their friends because they need it to put things into perspective, flourish and stimulate themselves.

Hélène Denis, child psychiatrist at the Montpellier University Hospital

“Before 10 years of age, children are less in demand. It is therefore important to invite them to give news to their friends because they need it to put things in perspective, to flourish and

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