Childhood and coronavirus: How do times of crisis shape kids?

Explore how this pandemic is changing childhood and how that might shape the practices, beliefs and behaviors of kids as they grow up.


Childhood and coronavirus
Childhood and coronavirus

We need to prepare for the mental health effects of coronavirus on kids.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in fear, loss and anxiety for families around the world. But perhaps one of the most difficult effects of the crisis on children is the sense of uncertainty.

Children may be processing the disruptions in their lives right now in ways the adults around them do not expect: acting out, regressing, retreating or even seeming surprisingly content.