Both adults and kids are prone to experiencing anxiety associated with COVID-19. The devastation caused by the second wave portrayed the reality of the havoc the virus can wreak. Psychologists and counsellors have also noted a sharp increase in the cases of children disturbed by the virus, which is why parents must pay close attention to their children’s mental health.
Apart from the fear of the virus and the physical symptoms it may cause, a child can experience other several types of anxiety due to COVID-19. Some of them are as follows:
– Separation anxiety, where the child is constantly worried about being apart from their parents.
– Social anxiety i.e. the inability to interact with people outside their comfort zone.
– Stress and anxiety associated with loss and trauma.
– Stress linked to online schooling.
– Sleep anxiety leading to sleeping disorders can also lead to a poor mental health in kids, impairing their cognitive functions.