How to talk to your children about stress, worry
Children know it’s not normal and they can pick up on our stress and worries. The bottom line is that parents should talk with their children because if you’re feeling stress, anxiety, frustration, fear, anger -- they are too. Fran Schumer Chapman has written a series of books to help parents have difficult conversations with their children. Parents shouldn’t make the mistake of assuming their children are unaware of the stress. Chapman said we can’t leave it to our children to figure out a scary world on their own.
US survey finds parents worried about kids’ mental health as holidays approach amid pandemic
DETROIT – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, a new survey finds parents are worried about their children’s ability to cope -- especially with the holidays approaching and a long winter ahead. Huston speaks with countless families about coping with stress and creatively building resilience in their children during this challenging time. A new national survey by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, finds two-thirds of parents are worried the effects the coronavirus pandemic is having on their children’s mental health will be harder to reverse the longer it continues. “They’re constantly changing and adapting to new things and learning new things,” Huston said. More tools to help children stay positive and engaged can be found on its official website here.
New survey shows how COVID-19 pandemic impacts mens mental, physical heath
A new survey is looking at how men are coping with the emotional strain of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results paint a mixed picture with many struggling and others finding ways to thrive. Finding people that you can share some of these stresses with is going to be important.The survey is not all bad news. Theyre finding ways to exercise and relieve some of that stress.More than a quarter surveyed said theyre sleeping more and 19% said theyre eating healthier. While the survey found that more than half of men do not expect the pandemic to end soon, the majority of respondents said theyre still optimistic about the future.