Navigating through the Pandemic
The pandemic has affected the lives of many. Among them, the children at home had been affected mostly. Parents had to figure out how to work from home or safely work outside the home, scrambling to find childcare and helping children with online school while under significant stress themselves. Children had to adapt to new ways of learning while absorbing parental stress and experiencing isolation. The isolation and quarantine led to depression and anxiety disorders in children which sometimes led to suicidal tendencies.
Research conducted by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University points out that not everything is doom and gloom. Children and adolescents received great care from parents during the lockdown and also children with social anxiety benefitted from online learning. The children will recover fully and sometimes emerge with new skills and strategies required for their development.