Live Life To The Fullest

Life to the fullest after the Covid-19 outbreak may be hard for you or members of your family. Below are some ways to help deal with all of the emotions related to those transitions. 

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Philipians 4:6-7

Grief

There is a storm coming. There’s something bad out there. With a virus, this kind of grief is so confusing for people. Our primitive mind knows something bad is happening, but you can’t see it. This breaks our sense of safety. We are grieving on a micro and a macro level.

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Anxiety

Icebergs are deceiving because what you see on the surface is usually only a small fraction of what lies below. Observing the behavior of an anxious child is sometimes like looking at the tip of an iceberg: underlying the anxious behavior are layers of emotions and experiences.

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Stress Management

Teenagers, like adults, may experience stress every day and can benefit from learning stress management skills. Most teens experience more stress when they perceive a situation as dangerous, difficult, or painful and they do not have the resources to cope. Some sources of stress for teens include:

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Managing Reactions to Coronavirus

Highly stressful events make us feel like we’ve lost control, so engaging in constructive activities helps us to feel less vulnerable. Helping children manage reactions to tough situations is a skill they can use forever.

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Coping Skills

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

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Silent Signs of Stress

Children often show silent signs of stress. This NY Times article asked experts which symptoms may indicate a kid is struggling — and how to treat them.

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