No one in all sects of society and all age stages was spared from the Coronavirus pandemic that is feeding the country at the present time. Although there are many studies that have shown that children can overcome this infection, on another level, the impact of this pandemic has had another form on our children. After gatherings and activities that were like the daily life of our children, from going to school, exercising in its various activities, and gathering friends and family. The situation has become reduced to the family only, and the total distance from society in all its fields. Which led to the emergence of side effects on the psyche of children and their physical activity as well. On the other hand, their mental health was greatly affected by the closure and distancing measures. Education at home, as well as playing and exercising, became despite the multiplicity of means of play and entertainment at home, but the result became the same, which is the feeling of boredom. Boredom and unsteadiness.
We all have the need to contain this period of our children’s lives, from parents and everyone who has direct or indirect contact with children.
The need to reduce anxiety for our children.
- We must be careful to convey to our children that dealing with this crisis requires responsibility and great care.
- We have to talk to them about it without intimidation, anxiety or exaggeration.
And directing them on their role in preserving themselves through distance and permanent hygiene, such as the necessity of washing hands.
- The role of parents in containing their children and their mental health, it is possible to create an environment and an atmosphere full of activities to develop mental and motor skills.
Also, care must be taken to reduce the time in using technological devices.
- And to allow our children to express their feelings and listen carefully to them, given the anxiety, anger and grumbling that this period causes. We must listen, contain and guide them to reassurance and clarify any false information that may reach them in order to send a feeling of reassurance to them and their continuous support, physically and psychologically.