Our life suddenly changed with the advent of what experts called SARS-CoV-2 or as you and I fondly know it: COVID19. This virus not only affected the physical health of millions of people around the world, but it also influenced our society, our culture and especially our emotional health.
How can we know if our boys or girls could be experiencing emotional disturbances due to the pandemic?
Although it can take the form of anger or crying, the signs of anxiety can vary according to the age, personality and environment of the child. If we are good observers we can identify several signs, such as: alterations in the sleep pattern, alterations in the eating pattern, catastrophic thinking, overcompensation (they seek to please in everything, they want to be noticed), anger, nocturnal enuresis, sadness or crying, “mamitis” or “papitis” and somatizations (stomach pain, hives, etc).
Knowing all these factors that could arise (and that it is possible that from reading so much we already feel anxiety due to the anxiety that others have), let’s focus on the solutions. But before doing anything for others, I invite you to do a self-examination of your own emotional situation.
My dear readers, all these advice would be in vain if we forget the One from whom our help comes, who is our guardian from now on and forever. Deposit in Him all your anxieties, fears and needs, and if you do not know how to look for Him, ask someone close to you how you can place your trust and faith in God through Jesus Christ.
If you have any questions on this matter, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALP Elementary Counselor