Welcome to the Activ Living podcast with Dr Aditi Govitrikar. The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown has affected all our lives. We are more stressed and afraid of getting sick, but many of us are also bored and lonely. While adults might be better equipped to deal with these effects, children and adolescents might be going through a hard time coping with the new normal.
How To Help Children Cope With Anxiety?
In this podcast episode, Dr Aditi talks about how parents can help their children through these difficult times. She talks about how it is important to listen to them and understand what they are going through. She also gives valuable tips on how to deal with what they are experiencing and why it is important to keep them active and engaged. It might also be necessary to relax screen time restrictions during these times of isolation. Listen to the podcast for more insights and tips.
Poet, essayist and naturalist, Diane Ackerman said that, “Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning.” Dr Aditi too stresses the importance of play for children and provides guidelines on how to let them play even during the lockdown. While the lockdown has been very stressful for all of us, there have been some positive effects as well. Parents should take advantage of these positives to help their children feel calmer and be more cheerful during the lockdown.