As our time of “social distancing” extends, with some of us required to stay home, there is no doubt stress will work its way into our families. It can be especially disruptive to kids who miss their regular routines like going to school, soccer practice, and hanging with friends in their neighborhood.
We reached out to Dr. Tim Murphy, child and family psychologist, for some information to help families address their concerns and frustrations during these abnormal times.
Note for Parents: Dr. Murphy wrote a book called The Angry Child. As kids are cooped up more, parents may see rivalries and boredom fights growing. Also note that kids who are anxious, and depressed may behave with more anger and aggression. He has lots of advice in his book on how to handle kids with these anger issues. Take a look; you’ll find it available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Angry-Child-Regaining-Control-When/dp/060980751X
Below you’ll find links to a variety of resources offered by Dr. Murphy that may help with cooped up kids and stressed out families.
U.S. Soccer Mental Health Resources: Click Here
WebMD’s “Responding to Covid-19 Deniers”: Click Here
Forbes’ “How Your Family Can Combat Coronavirus”: Click Here
Child Mind: www.childmind.org
American Mental Wellness:
Early Assessment Tool developed by Karen Lankford, PhD Neuroscientist at Yale University: https://lnkd.in/ggcnvPX
Prevention & Early Intervention card for preschool/elementary ages: https://lnkd.in/gtyar9d
Prevention & Early Intervention card for middle school ages: https://lnkd.in/gQw3Zga
Prevention & Early Intervention card for high school/adult ages: https://lnkd.in/gcPnVRX
Prevention & Early Intervention card for older adult ages: https://lnkd.in/g3u7sAs
Additional resources: https://www.americanmentalwellness.org/scientific-research/resources/