Covid-19 and mental health; How to Survive!

We have all felt an extraordinary amount of stress the last several months.

Our children are no exception. They have watched masks become the norm. Had to abruptly (in many cases) stop going to school. They saw their friends less, or not at all. They also have had to deal with increasingly irritable parents and confused adults in general. Covid-19 has changed our world and affected our mental health!

Keep reading for few things to keep in mind when your child goes back to school, no matter what that may or may not look like this year:

Most importantly, keep in mind that our children feel and see far more than we give them credit for.

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If we are angry and having difficulty adapting, they will learn from us. If we have pulled away and isolated, they will likely do so as well. Kids  can also take on more than we realize. Bring them into the conversation in age appropriate ways. Discuss with them the challenges they are facing (and maybe be vulnerable and add how covid-19 has affected your mental health too). Encourage them to have a voice in these difficult times, and provide them a space to use it. Good luck!