Learn how to help your child when they show signs of fear & anxiety
Dec 11, 2020, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
In these times, it is natural for children to feel stressed, anxious, worried and frustrated. Fear and anxiety about their own health and the health of their loved ones can cause strong emotions. Also, this has increased their exposure to social media and digital platforms for seeking different kinds of information which may not be factually true causing further stress and anxiety.
We need to listen, comfort and reassure children to deal with stressful events like COVID-19. Listening to our children, we can give children the opportunities to talk about what they are feeling. Encourage them to share concerns and ask questions by telling stories, singing with them or by playing games with them.
Let children be online and stay connected with friends but we need to discuss with them rules of staying safe online.
We can engage children through storytelling activities to address their anxiety, loneliness and help them cope up with stress and anxiety.
To enhance their sense of identity and self-image they can talk about their strengths and what can make them a better and stronger person.
There are also things that parents should not do when a child is showing anxiety. Check out what parents should not to do from Dr. Vidya Ganapthy.
Dr. Vidya Ganapathy, Dr. Vidya Ganapathy, Psychiatrist
Dr. Vidya Ganapathy, Psychiatrist
| Dec 07, 2020
My child who is 6 years old, keeps on crying most of the times and says he wants to go back to school and not attend online classes. He keeps on arguing with me saying ' aapne to kaha tha schools open ho jayenge. ' He is most of the times angry and upset. How do I explain to him the real situation and calm him down.
| Dec 07, 2020
Meri beti 11 saal ki hai, uske dada ji ki 3 months pehle hi COVID se death hui hai. Woh is loss se ubhar nahi pa rahi hai. Woh dari si rehti hai aur hamein bhi bahar nahi janey deti. Jor jor se roney lagti hai aur khud bhi andar hi rehti hai. usey kaise is sadme se bahar nikal saktey hai, Kirpya guide karey .
| Dec 08, 2020
Hello doctor, My daughter 5 years old. We know about every children missing their schooling,playing with friends and playing outside. I can feel this situation is stressful to my daughter as she moans about her teacher and school friends and she scares of wearing masks and continuous online classes. As a parent I am so worried about how to make her to understand this situation. please suggest.
| Dec 10, 2020
𝒊 𝒂𝒎 𝒂 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒚 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒔 6𝒚𝒓 𝒐𝒍𝒅 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒊 𝒎 𝒊𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒎𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒉𝒓 𝒌𝒂𝒎 𝒌𝒐 𝒌𝒓𝒏𝒆 𝒔𝒆 𝒎𝒏𝒂 𝒌𝒓𝒏𝒂 𝒉𝒓 𝒌𝒂𝒎 𝒌𝒐 𝒈𝒍𝒕 𝒃𝒐𝒍𝒏𝒂 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒊 𝒏𝒊 𝒍𝒂𝒈𝒕𝒊 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝒌𝒓𝒏𝒂 𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒂 𝒏𝒊 𝒍𝒈𝒕𝒂 𝒊 𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒕 𝒏𝒐 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒅𝒐 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒉𝒆𝒓 . 𝑷𝒍𝒛 𝒎𝒂𝒎 𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒎𝒆 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒚𝒓 𝒔𝒖𝒈𝒈𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒑𝒍𝒛 .
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