Articles & Advice
People have always been very good at reading the facial expressions of others. This ability to read emotions from a face has helped us to socially interact and understand each other. But now our faces are hidden by masks, especially our mouths, traditionally that part of the face which most visibly expresses emotion.
The answer to maintaining strong, meaningful and healthy relationships is communication; and today there are so many ways to regularly speak to, hear, see and relate to loved ones in another city or continent – in real time!
We all know that, since COVID, wearing a mask saves lives – yours, mine and those with whom we come into contact. This is what all bona fide scientists tell us. Covering the best part of your face when you’re out and about is a good, life-saving idea. Fact!
Despite the ‘new normal’ and its heavy reliance on technology, parents can still manage these risks without impeding their children’s ability to stay up to date and on top of their schoolwork and connected with their friends.