#snfccAtHome Lecture: How do we talk to children about the pandemic

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), responding to the special requirements of the period we are going through, hosts on Monday, April 27 at 6.30 pm, through a live broadcast from the SNFCC Book Tower, Efi Lagiou- Lignos, who will talk about how the coronavirus pandemic affects young children and what parents can do to help them.

For more information about the event, read the lecture post at #snfccAtHome Διάλεξη: How we talk to children about the pandemic of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Thoughts on the occasion of the pandemic

Eirini Tsanira
Psychiatrist – Child psychiatrist – Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist for children, adolescents and adults

First phase

Many people lost their lives with the appearance of the coronavirus which literally surprised us. It threatened our biological existence and forced us – in a crude and violent way – to remember our vulnerability but also our mortality. Our omnipotence collapsed,confusion prevailed but the fact that the first loses were people of a certain age, described as “old people”, seems to have allowed many to mobilize the omnipotence of youth and to resort to some kind of denial of reality and its dangers. The “old people” passed away after living the agony of death, alone, without the presence of someone of their own or someone else available to facilitate their “work of the end” (it was practically impossible).

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