Faculty of Nursing, Shri Sathya Sai College of Nursing, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, India
*Corresponding author: Jayanthi P, Shri Sathya Sai College of Nursing, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, Chennai, India
Submission: July 24, 2020; Published: August 13, 2020
ISSN: 2577-9200 Volume4 Issue5
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is a major health crisis affecting several nations. Children have been regarded as the nation’s supremely important asset. They already suffer from the public health crisis of malnutrition and pneumonia and COVID-19 endangers them further. It is our responsibility to act and mitigate the hidden adverse impact that this pandemic threatens our children with for their brighter future. The reported cases of COVID 19 are comparatively less to children than adults and geriatric with co-morbid illness like hypertension and diabetes mellitus. Children in India to be at higher risk due to malnutrition, environmental pollution and accessibility and availability of medical care. Hence, this is a new virus and we need to learn more about how it affects children.
Children affected with COVID-19 can fall into four categories:
Parents have to provide basic information about symptoms, transmission, complications and prevention of transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Convey COVID-19 reliable information from reputable sources such as World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and National Health Ministry Advisories. Correct facts about COVID-19 will help to reduce child’s fear and anxieties about the disease.
COVID-19 affected the education of the children. Now many schools started virtual learning for the students. Parents and children are familiar with traditional learning methods and evaluation strategies. In class room teaching, teachers had control over their students. Parents has to monitor their children during online classes, help them to complete the assigned reading and exercises for home study and do not allow the children to access the unwanted websites.
COVID -19 made the children to be home bound which in turn causes stress, anxiety and frustration among them. Children may respond to stress in different ways. Some children experience sleeping difficulty, bedwetting, stomach ache or head ache, anxiety, withdrawal behavior and anger. Parents have to aware of their children’s symptoms, comfort them and give them affection. Play with your children and relax. Parents have to follow regular schedules and praise your children .
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