Child Psychology and Behaviour

How To Handle The Fears Of Your Child During Lockdown Period?

 Kiran Tevtiya
3 to 7 years

Created by Kiran Tevtiya
Updated on Nov 27, 2020

Reviewed by Expert panel

As we step into the 9th month of the pandemic, we may get a sinking feeling sometimes and so you can't rule out a similar feeling in your child. The "soon it would all be over '' is no more believable. The reduced level of social interactions, monotony of routine, extended work hours, especially if you are a "work from home" parent, challenges related to online classes for children, overload of news and information and constant see saw of coronavirus positive cases can compound the stress. 

In this video, I have shared some important points for you to tackle this situation and comfort your child with thoughtful, simple but effective ways. 

  • Can a Child feel frustrated with limited social activities - how and why

  • When your child speaks about their fear - what to do and what not to do

  • Importance of physical contact when you are talking to your child (patting, hugging)

  • Connect and redirect with the child- listen more and talking tips

  • How to moderate the COVID news in media

  • Important tips while talking over phone calls, when your child may be listening

  • How to make it fun and bring in positivity for your child

  • What not to do, when your child comes up to you to talk or share

Do watch the video for all these tips and tackle your child's anxiety and fear with preparation and alm. Do let me know if you have any questions and I shall be happy to answer your questions here in the comments.

 

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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