April 13, 2020
Everyone responds to change in routine differently, including kids. Most children have had to adapt to learning from home.
Dr. Rogers explains the emotions children may be feeling.
"We’re seeing somewhat of the classic stages of grief manifesting with kids,” he said. “A lot of them were sort of excited, 'yay, no more school,' and then I think it started to settle in that home is not that much fun when it’s all you do all day every day."
He said this won't last forever. The only reasons parents should be concerned and seek professional help is if children have trouble sleeping, or regress on previous milestones or skills they've already learned. There are things adults can do to help.
Dr. Rogers suggested having them help you cook and clean up. Keeping a
routine can also help as kids, parents, and teachers readjust.