Social distancing is key to flattening the curve, but it’s tricky to explain to kids. Change and uncertainty is difficult for most people, but it’s especially tough on kids. “Kids don’t always verbalize their struggles, but anxiety, depression and other mental health issues can manifest in different ways.” This article details signs to watch out for that may offer parents a window into children’s mental health in this unprecedented situation.
It’s no secret the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing measures required to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus are taking a toll on Americans’ mental health. Many overwhelmed parents have expressed concerns about how the global crisis will affect their children during this time and in the long run.