This experience is difficult for everyone, even children can experience stress and anxiety from all the sudden changes. The following will share some warning signs that your child might be feeling the effects of the pandemic: [Image Right]
What To Do When Your Child Acts Out
Keep your calm
If you are shouting and screaming to match your child’s voice levels, it will only escalate the issue.
Allow them time to express their emotions
Try to provide them with the language of their emotions
“You are feeling very upset right now”
“You are frustrated right now”
“You are feeling sad”
This will help your child vocalize their emotions in the future instead of having tantrums.
Practice slow deep breaths with them
Keeping Structure While Staying at Home
While everyone’s life has flipping upside down, structure can help all of us, children as well
Helps with productivity
Maintains sense of normalcy
Makes day go by faster
Ensures that work gets done as well as time for relaxing
The virus is not the only unsafe thing out there. Many people are now quarantined with their abusers. Emotions, stress, and anxiety are heightened due to the virus, which might lead to higher levels of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, child abuse, etc.
You are not alone during this pandemic. Lots of people are feeling the impacts of the virus, not only physically, but emotionally and mentally as well. If you are struggling, we are here to help you and your family get through this.