Tips For Parents In Challenging And Changing Times

Tips For Helping Children Cope With Anxiety During Crisis

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, adults are facing new, unique challenges in their everyday lives. Adjustments have been made to schedules, jobs, finances and childcare – which demands focused attention all day, every day. These changes, and change in general, can lead to stress and anxiety. Children’s lives have been disrupted as well, but they deal with anxiety in very different ways. 

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Managing Defiance from Children During a Crisis

As we continue to isolate ourselves to prevent the spread of COVID-19, immediate families are spending more time together, and therefore likely to feel more tension at times. If you have noticed increased fighting, yelling and defiance from your children or other family members, including refusal of simple requests or demands, this is likely related to the stress caused by the pandemic, or sheer frustration from being cooped up at home.

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