FROM THE VICE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Looking Beyond The Pandemic
The pandemic has disrupted the daily routines and social connections that are critical to children's development. Many children have experienced increased anxiety, isolation, and stress as a result of the pandemic. Parents and teachers can help by creating a safe and supportive environment, providing opportunities for social interaction, and promoting positive coping strategies.
Parents can help by talking openly and honestly with their children about the pandemic and its impact. They can validate their child's feelings, provide reassurance, and model healthy coping strategies. Parents can also provide structure and routine, which can help children feel more secure and less anxious.
Teachers can play a critical role in supporting children's mental health and well-being during the pandemic. They can create a safe and inclusive classroom environment, foster social connections among students, and provide opportunities for children to express their feelings and concerns. Teachers can also provide resources and support for parents, such as information on community resources and mental health services.
Overall, the pandemic has highlighted the critical role that parents and teachers play in supporting children's mental health and well-being. By working together and providing children with the support they need, parents and teachers can help children navigate the challenges of the pandemic and emerge stronger and more resilient.
Mrs Puja Mehra