A recent report by UNICEF in the fall of 2021 suggests that the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on a children's mental health could affect them for many years. Knowing the signs of stress in your children is the first step in being able to offer them help in a way that can relate to their age and level of development. If your infant starts wetting the bed, or having disrupted sleep patterns, or they begin hitting, biting and throwing extreme tantrums, this may be a sign they are experiencing mental stress. This graphic from AAAStateofPlay.com shows helpful ways you can be aware of your children's stress and help them develop healthy ways to cope. According to the chart, sings of stress in teens can include physical pain, poor concentration, and delinquent behavior. Keeping an open discussion with your children about the important of good mental health as well as keeping them informed about the pandemic in terms they can understand. It's important to support their mental health just as much as their physical health during this unprecedented time.
Infographic by: aaastateofplay