With so much uncertainty about the future, it is normal and natural to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, or anxious. Mindfulness means acknowledging these feelings without being carried away by strong emotions. Explore the tips and resources below to practice grounding yourself and reclaiming your thoughts.
My child is feeling very anxious about COVID and how it is affecting their relationships with friends. What should I do?
Do your best to support them and acknowledge that they are not alone in their feelings. If their anxiety is overwhelming, consider speaking with a school counselor of their primary care physician. You should also do you best to help them connect with their friends whether it be at a small, socially-distanced gathering at a park or through a small online gathering where they can chat, watch a movie together, or play a virtual game with one another. Overall, help them continue to maintain relationships with their friends, seek help when needed, and help them understand that others are experiencing these emotions as well.
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