How to protect your child’s mental health during the pandemic
1. Stick to a routine
In this stressful time during a worldwide pandemic, many of us are facing anxiety over our health, our finances and our family’s safety. We could all use some tips in which to reduce our mental load. If you’re a parent, you might be wondering what the best ways to keep your children safe and happy are and limit their potential anxiousness and loneliness. There are many ways in which to do this including sticking to a regular routine. With school days, and out of school programs altered, normal routines, like getting up at the same time every day or having set meal times, are likely to help, sticking to a regular routine is an important way to give kids an anchor to normalcy. Having a routine can help reduce stress and anxiety about wondering what to do next, and can give kids a sense of control. Here are several ways to help protect your child’s mental health during the pandemic.