Covid Children

Covid Children

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of daily life, and perhaps no group has felt its repercussions more acutely than children.

As schools shuttered their doors and communities went into lockdown, the impact of these shutdowns on children's physical, emotional, and educational well-being became increasingly apparent.

The most obvious effect on children was the disruption of their education. With in-person schooling suspended indefinitely, millions of children were forced to adapt to remote learning environments, often lacking the necessary resources and support systems to succeed.

Many children fell behind academically, with widening achievement gaps threatening their long-term educational outcomes.

Moreover, the social isolation brought about by COVID-19 shutdowns took a toll on children's mental health and emotional well-being.

Deprived of regular social interactions with peers, teachers, and extended family members, children grappled with feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and depression.

The loss of routine and structure compounded these challenges, leaving many children feeling adrift in a world turned upside down.

The younger ones lost a sense of society for months on end. I know our children became hesitant to meet other people, children and adults once everything opened up. It them a long time to become comfortable to open up.

Communication skills, that are key to development and growth stagnated. We forget how important it is for children to interact with each other and with grown ups.

It may not seem like much, but each interaction teaches them a little bit. With each interaction, they are growing and learning.

So how did you deal with the loss of interaction in your children?

Personally, we had no clue. It took us some time to figure out the best way forward. Too much interaction all at once seemed overwhelming. Not interacting was not an option.

Children are versatile and learn quickly. But the months on end being locked into their home took a toll.

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