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The Psych Central Podcast

The Psych Central Podcast is an award-winning, weekly show that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion. Listen as our host, Gabe Howard, speaks candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.

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Sep 10, 2020

From closed schools to social distancing to wearing masks, it's a strange new world for children thanks to COVID-19. Many kids have lost their regular routines of attending class, seeing their friends, and engaging in sports and other activities. So how can we help kids deal with the anxiety of transitioning to this "new normal?"

In today's show, we welcome Ada Perez, author and life coach, who explains how to address children's anxieties during these stressful times.

For more information and a complete transcript, visit COVID Anxiety in Children.

Guest Information for 'Ada Perez- COVID and Kids' Podcast Episode

Adacelis (Ada) Perez is an author, certified life coach and communications professional with a passion for mindful parenting. Her memoir/self-help book Anxious Mom, Anxious Child: A Mother’s Journey from Anxiety to Serenity was ranked among the top 100 hundred on Amazon’s Family and Personal Growth Category. A two-time recipient of CNN’s Peabody Award Certificate for her collaboration on the network’s coverage of the Arab Spring and Hurricane Katrina, Ada has worked as a publicist for internationally renowned news anchors, orchestrated major public relations and social marketing campaigns, and helped develop successful communications programs for some of the world’s leading organizations. She studied mass communications at The University of Puerto Rico and is working toward her Masters’ in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Mercer University in Atlanta. Both bilingual and bicultural, she was born in Puerto Rico, and has called Georgia home for the past twenty years. Ada lives in the suburban city of Roswell, Georgia, with her son and fiance.

 About The Psych Central Podcast Host

Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an Asshole and other Observations, available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from the author. To learn more about Gabe, please visit his website,