Rose Alvarez-Salvat, PhD
The COVID-19 pandemic brought forth feelings of stress, sadness, worry and anxiety. Anxiety, in particular, has increased in the past year among children and adolescents due to changes in routine, schooling, social connections, time spent with extended family and future plans. Social opportunities that helped buffer children and teens from feelings related to anxiety and isolation have also been put on pause.
The first step in helping your child manage his or her anxiety is knowing what types of situations may trigger those anxious feelings.