Soraya Lakhani: How to keep the weight of the economic downturn off your kids’ shoulders

Soraya Lakhani: How to keep the weight of the economic downturn off your kids' shouldersSoraya Lakhani is a registered psychologist and the director of Yellow Kite Child Psychology in Calgary.

Child psychologist Soraya Lakhani says parents under extreme stress often shut out their kids

Kids may not be the ones getting fired, but they’re the ones who could end up shouldering the long-term consequences of these tough economic times, says one child psychologist.

Alberta lost nearly 20,000 jobs last year, making 2015 the province’s worst year for employment since the painful energy bust of 1982, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada.

“When we look at historical patterns in terms of previous economic downturns, we see so many findings about how kids suffer in terms of their emotional wellbeing, in terms of their mental health,” said Soraya Lakhani, clinical director at Yellow Kite Child Psychology in Calgary.

Click here to read more at CBC Calgary.

Listen to audio interview with Soraya Lakhani: While adults are on the frontlines of the downturn it’s Alberta’s kids who sometimes shoulder the long-term consquences of these tough economic times. Joining Doug Dirks is Soraya Lakhani. She’s the Clinical Director at Yellow Kite Child Psychology.

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