As some countries ease coronavirus restrictions, mental health experts are noticing an emerging phenomenon; anxiety about life after lockdown. Meanwhile people who remain living under the most stringent measures are fearful about what will happen when these rules are lifted.
There are only 12 notes in music, but with them an endless combination of melodies can be created. Music has taken on even bigger role of easing the stress and uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic. This goes especially for your kids. And there’s an ideal soundtrack to help kids navigate the feelings about the coronavirus pandemic but also help stir crazy kids chill out.
Ironically, even though media and technology seem to be the cause of our collective pessimism, they’re also essential for overcoming it, either by using them wisely or knowing when to put them away. Here are six ways to find the silver lining in every cloud.
A feelings chart is really any tool that helps a child expand their emotional vocabulary. It helps kids reflect on their feelings and describe them with more precision.
As schools close and parents lack paid leave, who will take care of the country’s kids?
This virus is stressful. I’m worried about sickness, running out of milk and all the unknown. Canceling everything on our calendar—from a spring break trip to my daughter’s 5th birthday party—hasn’t exactly improved my mood, either. And even though I know we’re all in this together, it doesn’t feel like it, because social distancing is keeping us so far apart.