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How to help children in dealing Anxiety during COVID 19

Publihsed By:Ramesh Chahal
Publish Date:May 6, 2021

COVID-19 has caused significant changes in everyone’s life. It's natural to be concerned about the future with all of the new things that have arisen as a result of the coronavirus. This has put everyone under tension whether a teenager, youth or adult, putting all of them at anxiety as their everyday routine is disrupted. Anxiety affects both body and brain, leaving you weak and depressed if you don't handle it properly. There are, however, ways for parents to help their children cope with COVID-19-related stress and anxiety.

Here are five suggestions that will assist you in managing stress in children during COVID 19.

1. Maintain a Routine

Following a routine makes us feel relaxed and comfortable. COVID 19 has affected the family’s routine severely, so it's very critical to create a new normal routine for your child. Work closely with your child to establish a routine. Maintaining a healthy routine will inspire your child to follow a consistent sleep schedule, eat healthily, and engage in daily physical activity. Be sure to contact your child's school for regular study tips and a variety of other events. Make a to-do list for every day and follow it.

2. Pay attention to your child’s behavior

Keep checking your child and see how they're doing and pay attention to what they're saying. Hearing your child's concerns and maintaining open lines of communication are valuable ways to help them through this difficult period. You should assist your child in coping with anxiety. Tell them it's okay to be sad and that you'll always be there for them.

3. Teach your child how to overcome anxiety

The more anxious a child is, the more difficult it is to calm him down. Being a parent, it is important to use physical coping skills to reduce anxiety levels during this period.

Tell them to do some meditation and sit in peace for some time, speak to your child on a regular basis and make them feel at ease. Engage them in some playful activity to overcome boredom.

4. Keep in touch

While social distancing is an effective tool for preventing the spread of coronavirus, it can also present specific challenges when it comes to stress management. If you and your child have to live in isolation due to a virus attack, then don’t be panic. You must figure out how to promote human interaction. There are several ways to keep in touch with them while maintaining a healthy social distance. Video chats, phone calls, are all options for staying in touch with family and children, this will help you both.

5. Foster a positive mindset

Negative thoughts should be avoided at all costs. You can't stop your child from being anxious, but you can always find out what's on their mind. In this situation, you should help them to make things more positive. Your mood will improve if you concentrate on good things and foster positive conversations.

It may be difficult to recognize these symptoms during the hard times, but it is important to keep an eye on your child and seek treatment if signs of anxiety persist. If you see such kind of symptoms in your child and you want V plus U faculty's help in dealing with your child, do contact us.