During this worrying time of COVID-19 with isolation and distance learning, some children are feeling scared and may even experience some anxiety. Being in Melbourne, with a very strict lockdown, kids have been learning from home for many months. This has caused a lot of worry and confusion for one fifth grader I know. He is overwhelmed by his routine being so different, not being able to see his friends, and adapting to online learning. I know this boy is not alone as I hear about kids struggling just about every day.
At a time like this, parents and teachers are no doubt looking for something to help maintain their kid's or student's emotional and mental wellbeing so we wanted to share about the benefits of mindfulness and meditation as coping skills for kids with anxiety.