Coping Tips for Parents in the “New Normal”: Maranda Interview with Elizza LeJeune

Coping Tips for Parents in the “New Normal”: Maranda Interview with Elizza LeJeune

September 22, 2020

Elizza LeJeune, LMSW, recently appeared on WOTV 4 Women’s Maranda to offer guidance to parents facing unique challenges this school year. Whether kids are physically in class or doing their schooling from home, the new rules and routines can be quite stressful for parents and kids. Elizza’s most important piece of advice?

“Setting realistic expectations is important.”

Can we teach our kids to be math geniuses in the absence of a physical teacher? Probably not. But as Elizza points out, just being able to guide them through the basics is enough. Another important point to keep in mind: “There’s no right answer.” Doing what works best for your specific family situation is the very best decision you can make.

For more tips on how parents can stay connected, support each other and avoid the loneliness that comes with social distancing, link to the interview on WOODTV8.


Elizza LeJeune, LMSWElizza LeJeune, LMSW, is a fully licensed clinician social worker at the Pine Rest Northwest Clinic. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Central Michigan University and her Master’s in Social Work with a Certificate in Disaster Mental Health from Tulane University in New Orleans. Her areas of interest include working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety and spiritual issues as well as family, child and women’s issues.

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