Missing school and friends, dealing with disappointment, grieving loved ones — the coronavirus crisis has been tough on children. With the pandemic continuing to shape this summer and beyond, it’s no surprise that many parents are wondering: Will my kid be okay after all this?
This week on childmind.org we take a look at how the crisis might (and, just as importantly, might not!) affect children in the long term. Will they be traumatized, or otherwise harmed by all this boredom, sadness and uncertainty? Our experts discuss how kids react to stress and how you can help them cope, as well as signs that your child might need professional support. Plus, some pointers for dealing with kids’ anxiety, frustration and behavior problems over this summer of careful reopening.