How does the coronavirus pandemic affect children’s mental health?
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.With an increasing number of states issuing shelter-in-place ordinances in response to the coronavirus pandemic, more and more Americans are following self-isolation and social distancing practices in an attempt to help flatten the curve. As a result, some may notice an impact on their mental health, with one psychotherapist saying, “The unprecedented stress of what we’re all going through right now is felt by all.”And that stress can be felt by children, too.Fox News spoke with Dr. Tali Raviv, the associate director of the Center for Childhood Resilience at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, about how the pandemic could affect children’s mental health. Read on for a look at the signs a child may be mentally distressed and how to help them.CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINE: HOW TO COPE WITH SOCIAL ISOLATION DURING PANDEMICFox News: What are the signs a child’s mental health may be suffering? Dr. Tali Raviv: In times of stress and disrupted routines, it is normal for people of all ages to experience signs of distress. For young children, this may include increased clinginess, tearfulness, nightmares or temper tantrums. You may also see children returning to