Corona virus disease (COVID-19) brings with it feelings of anxiety, stress and uncertainty – and they are especially felt by children of all ages. Although all children deal with such feelings in different ways, if your child has experienced school closures, canceled events or separation from friends, they will need more love and support than ever before. ۔
We spoke with a teenage psychologist, sales author, monthly New York Times columnist and mother of two Dr. Lisa Damour, who said, How can that help? “
Stay calm and active
“Parents should talk calmly, actively with their children about coronavirus (COVID-19), and children can play an important role in keeping themselves healthy. Let them know that this is possible.
At some point [you or your child] will begin to experience symptoms, which are often similar to the common cold or flu, and they do not need to be intimidated by this possibility, Dr. Damour recommends. “Parents should encourage their children to tell them if they are not recovering, or if they are bothered by the virus. Parents can help them.”
“Adults can empathize with the fact that Children are getting nervous and anxious with the understanding of Quaid 19. Assure your children that the disease caused by COVID-19 infection is usually mild, especially for children and adolescents.
It is also important to remember that many of the symptoms of COVID-19 can be treated. “From there, we remind them that there are many effective things we can do to protect ourselves and others and to better control our situation: wash our hands often, do not touch our faces and keep our body away. I’m busy. “
” Another thing we can do is actually help them see things. So tell them, ‘Listen, I know you’re really anxious about catching the corona virus. Feeling we have ‘Run out of gas’ emotionally, but part of the reason we’re asking you to do all of these things – wash your hands to wash your home, that’s why we care about our community members. We also think about the people around us. ”
: Stay normal.
“ Children need structure. Full stop Dr. Damour says, and all we have to do is do it very fast, completely. Invents new structures for each of us to achieve in our own days. ”I would strongly recommend that parents make sure there is a schedule for the day.
It can also include playtime where a child can go to their phone and connect with their friends, but technology-free time and time should also be set aside to help. Around the house.
We need to think about our thinking and we need to create a structure that reflects that. Our children will realize an expected day and a sense of when they are working and when they are playing games.
She also recommends that your children be included. “For kids ages 10 and 11 or older, I would ask the child to design. Make them realize the kind of things that should be part of their day, and then with the things they create.
Work. When it comes to young children, “Depending on who is supervising them (I realize that not every parent can go home for this work), organize your day so that nothing Everything needs to be done first: all their school work and all their work. For some families, doing this at the beginning of the day will work best for the children.
Other families will find that it is okay to enjoy this day a little later in bed and as a family breakfast together. For parents who are unable to supervise their children during the day, create a framework that works best with your care methods.
Support, anticipate and normalize them that they are deeply saddened and disappointed by the loss they are mourning.
your. Let Your Child Feel Your Emotions
School closures are accompanied by school plays, concerts, sports matches, and activities that make children more likely to go missing due to corona virus (COVID-19). There is frustration. One aspect of Dr. Demore’s advice is that he is sad. “These are huge losses in the realm of adolescent life. It’s even bigger for us because we’re measuring it by our own lives and experiences. Help, expect and bring to normal that they are very sad about these losses and There is a way to empathize and help when in doubt
. Check out what they are hearing
about coronavirus (COVID-19). Wrong information is circulating. “Find out what your child is hearing or what they think is right. It is not enough to just tell your child the right facts, because if they have chosen something that is wrong. If you do not know what they are thinking and are directly correcting the misunderstanding, they may share the new information with you. They have the old information. Start with what the child already knows and get them on the right track.
If they have questions you can’t answer instead of guessing, this is an opportunity to find the answers together.Use on Use the websites of trusted organizations such as UNICEF and the World Health Organization for information sources.
Many children are bullied and abused at school or online around the corona virus (COVID-19). It is important that your children know that you are always there for them when they are bullied. “The best way to deal with any kind of bullying is to activate those who come your way,” says Dr. Damour. “Children who are subjected to should not be expected to fight bullying them. But we should be encouraged to refer friends of friends or elders take their help and
support.:Create welcome distractions
when When it comes to dealing with difficult emotions, “Take your hints from your child, and really think a lot about balancing feelings with finding distractions, and relieving when children are very upset.” Disrupt if necessary. “Spend a family game night every day or cook together. Dr. Damour is using dinner time to connect with his daughters.” We have decided that we every night they eat team. we met him couple, so we wander about who is in charge of making dinner for the family.
the adolescents and their screens, allow some way, but the All for free. Dr. Damour suggests standing with your teen and saying that you think he has more time on his hands, but that It would not be a good idea to have unrestricted access to these or social media. “Ask your teens, ‘How do we handle it? Bring a structure and show me the structure you’re thinking about, and then I’ll tell you what I think.’
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Dr. damur “surely parents are anxious parents and our children, we will take the emotional indicators. “I would tell parents to do what they can to get rid of their worries on time and not to walk with their children out of fear of them. It can mean emotions, which can sometimes be difficult. Yes, especially if they are feeling these feelings very strongly.
Children depend on their parents to provide a sense of safety and security. ”[This is important] We remember that they are passengers in it. And we’re driving, and so even if we’re in trouble, we can’t allow them to feel like our passengers.