January tends to be a time when many people feel gloomy. This year, there’s a persisting unwanted and all too familiar stressor: COVID-19.
Losing a parent or other primary caregiver is one of the most stressful things that can happen in a child’s life, putting them at risk for depression and post-traumatic stress.
As children and teens head back to school, they may be anxious for several reasons, from social stressors to a fear of bullying.
Follow these strategies to help ease back-to-school anxiety and homesickness that students may be experiencing due to the pandemic.
Children and families are finally resuming some of their pre-pandemic activities, such as summer camp, vacations and in-person school. For some kids, this return will also trigger separation anxiety.