Megan, 13, and Cedric, 17, tell how missing out on activities left them feeling isolated. Discovering their strengths, and frank talks with their parents, helped them cope. Dr. Jonathan Jenkins a child psychologist at Mass General Hospital, and Dr. Daniel Dickstein, a child psychiatrist and pediatrician at McLean Hospital, point out what works. Check out Tips and Strategies and Megan and her mom, 18 months later, below.

Megan, 20 months later

How conversations with her parents built her resilience.

Megan, 20 months later

How the pandemic strengthened her friendships.

Megan's mom Colleen, 20 months later

How lessons from the pandemic have helped Megan mature.

Tips & Strategies

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