COVID-19, A Child's Worst Nightmare
“Children thrive when they are safe and protected, when family and community connections are stable and nurturing, and when their basic needs are met.”
"COVID-19 can seriously leave a negative impact on children's mental health, just like other traumatic experiences humans may face. It can lead to higher rates of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. This causes fear in children because the virus threatens not just them but also their families and surroundings, especially as they see their parents working from home, leading to fear and shock".  What is most worrying is the children’s state of mind. With so much negativity around, the flame of hope that should have been the very foundation on which their personalities should have taken shape has lost its vigour. It is important to work on the possibilities and the actions that we can take to ensure that the mental health of our children is not affected adversely.
When children express their fears or feel anxious, instead of ignoring them it is important that we make them understand that it is absolutely normal to feel that way. Just like us they also fear uncertainty and isolation, but unlike us their brains are not developed enough to cope with such emotions. Hence, It is important to work on the possibilities and the actions to ensure that COVID - 19 doesnot leave a permanent scar on a child's wellbeing.