Covid-19 Sadness

Covid-19 Sadness

Everywhere you look on social media these days, there is talk of families fighting and dealing with the impacts of the Covid-19 quarantine. The fact of the matter is that much of what your children might be exhibiting actually relates to Covid-19 sadness.

As illustrated in the graphic above, for children, sadness can often be disguised as one of the following:

  • Anger
  • Resistance
  • Displaced Frustration
  • Roughhousing
  • Boredom
  • Numbness

In order to help kids deal with their actions, we need to understand the emotions underlying the outward show. For more information, check out the original article from Erin Leyba LCSW, Ph.D. at Psychology Today.

For more information and resources related to Covid-19, please visit our Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Resource Page.

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Written by Wayne Stocks
Wayne is the founder and executive director of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. He is a happily married father of four kids with a passion for helping young people who are going through rough times. In addition to Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne previously started I Am A Child of Divorce and Divorce Ministry 4 Kids to help kids who are dealing with the disruption of their parents' relationship. These are now part of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. Wayne speaks frequently at conferences and churches on issues related to helping kids learn to deal with difficult emotions and life in modern families. Wayne lives with his wife, three youngest kids, three dogs and an insane collection of his kids' other pets outside of Columbus, Ohio. In addition to his work with Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne is a partner in a local consulting firm, an avid reader, coaches his son's soccer team and is a proud supporter of Leicester City Football Club (and yes, for those in know, his affinity for the club does predate the 2016 championship). You can reach Wayne at