As we near the one year mark of the pandemic research is trickling in on the psychological effects on children and adults. Finally, with some light at the end of this dark tunnel we will begin to see improvements in these statistics over the coming months. Hope and optimism can buffer our kids and mitigate …
“What To Do About Depression?”
Unicef provides some good tips on supporting our kids’ mental health as they return to school during the pandemic. I can’t believe I have an 8th Grader and High School Senior.
Clearly, this is the most difficult mental health month on record. Many of us worry covid-19 mental health effects could be a pandemic as well. However, most children are likely to bounce back and could become more resilient if this is only short term. Teens will undoubtedly struggle more with the added stress. Much of …
It’s no secret both kids and adults do not fair well with uncertainty. For our kids it’s the loss of normalcy, routines, peer and teacher relationships, isolation and lack of activity. When they struggle we see changes in their mood and behavior. Here are 10 mental health signs to look out for in your kids.
Good tips for parents of children with concerns about the Coronavirus.
Mark McConville in the Wall Street Journal writes that parenting isn’t over when your children ‘launch’ to college or a job. More and more young adults continue to rely on the support of their parents. The real challenge is how to help them without undermining their independence.
Lydia Denworth’s excellent article synthesizing her book on our kids’ friendships and their neurobiology. Friendship is a more influential force for our kids than most of us realize. Brain research is proving friendships dramatic effects on such things as peer pressure, social buffering and the prevention or exacerbation of stress and mental health disorders.
Successful kids have parents who do these five things according to Christine DesMarais in Inc Magazine.