The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside-down. Our daily routines became quite different than they used to be, and the suspension of businesses found many without jobs. As expected, a pandemic on this scale will affect all of us mentally. So much so that some of us may need mental health services in Pennsylvania.
Your young children and teenagers are not exempt from mental health issues brought about by the pandemic. They are particularly susceptible to the mental stress of having to deal with sudden change. Because of this, they will need your support, so they can shield themselves from the stress they are encountering.
We at Your Vision For Life Psychological Services LLC, in our capacity as a provider of psychological services in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, provide you with the following tips to help your children cope:
- Respond to your children’s questions about the pandemic truthfully but explain to them that you are there for them all the way.
- Keep as much normalcy as possible – sticking to routines that were part of your lives. Wearing masks, washing hands, avoiding other people are expected but try to keep things as they were as much as possible.
- Give your children extra time and attention during these troubling times. Make time to watch movies as a family, play in the backyard, or do other activities together at home.
To know more about how we can help you and your family cope mentally with the COVID-19 situation, or to talk to a psychoanalyst and get an assessment, please do not hesitate to contact us at 215-631-3230. Our friendly staff members will answer your questions as best as they can to help you make informed decisions.