Childhood and coronavirus
Childhood and coronavirusiStock

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.