The global pandemic of 2020, Covid-19, made a huge toll not just on the economic aspects but also on the personal lives of people. Many adults have struggled from the 1st quarter of 2020 until the 2nd quarter of 2021. Reports have shown that even in the high-income communities, adults from the working class have been affected emotionally, mentally, and physically by Covid-19. What's worst is the effects have extended to their homes where some of their children (mostly adolescents) have not received psychological intervention to help them fight depression caused by the global pandemic.
In this case, parents could find ways to help them battle against the Covid19 depression albeit times could get tougher. If you are one of the parents whose children are affected mentally and physically by the pandemic, you are not alone. Flexispot (the most-trusted brand of standing desks, sit-stand desks, stand-up desks, and ergonomic chairs) is here to inspire you and your kids amidst the hardships caused by the pandemic. As we go along today, we would talk about the 4 ways that could help you and your child overcome the problems brought by the Covid19 depression.
a. Connect to Your Child
This is the first thing that you may do when you notice that your child experiences anxiety and depression. Sit with him on a comfortable chair such as the Flexispot Ergonomic Chair OC7 (an ergonomic chair that has an elastic mesh backrest and adjustable headrest). By letting him rest on an ergonomic chair, he may feel more secure and stable. The invigoration that he may experience because of the stimulated blood circulation could help alleviate or lessen the anxiety that he feels.
No matter how hard it is to be strong in front of your child, make him feel secure at home and assure him that you would be there to listen to all his grunts, angst, and frustrations.
Connecting with your child and making him sure someone is there for him helps you protect him from more devastating effects of depression such as the changes in his speech patterns (i.e: patterns that have more stops and pauses) which could have a lifetime effect. So, aside from the Flexispot Ergonomic Chair OC7, other pieces could help your child feel invigorated when opening up to you. These chairs are the Ergonomic Office Chair OC3B (the product that has the mesh brackets) and the Ribbed Low Back Armless Swivel Desk Chair 1391L11 (the armless swivel chair that gives a sturdy sitting).
Through these products, you may ensure that your child would feel safe in your house and would not be hesitant to express his feelings of fear and depression.
b. Help Him Express His Feelings
As you connect with your child, let him identify and acknowledge the source of his anxiety and depression. Try activities where he could express what he thinks like making him pick an object in the room that tells something about his current emotions or let him draw on paper while he sits in fronts of a sturdy standing desk like the Kana Bamboo Standing Desk (a sit-stand desk that is powered by the dual-motor lifting system and has a desktop made from real bamboo materials)or the Height Adjustable Drafting Table ED1B (a standing desk that has the platform that can be extended and an anti-collision system).
With these desk products, your child would feel that you are there not just as a parent but as a friend who could understand his feelings. In addition, the features of the standing desks could elevate his mood and could put him in the condition to speak and share his thoughts.
Just make sure that would stay grounded and any triggering remarks of your child would not affect you in a way that you would overreact when he says those things. Remain calm and tolerant so he could connect to you and give you his trust.
c. Stay Positive but Realistic
Staying positive during times of uncertainty is a challenge for a parent like you. However, trust your child that he could understand well what's happening.
Take more time to explain things about the global pandemic and what might happen next. As you talk to him about these things, you may choose ergo products like the Soutien Ergonomic Office Chair that has an adjustable headrest and 4D armrests. Through this product, you may ensure that your conversation would go smoothly and if you would experience stress while you explain things about Covid19, that could be alleviated because this chair has an adjustable headrest that relaxes the head and takes away the pain around the neck and head.
When you feel relaxed and you can explain even the direst situation, your child would think that he could also overcome the things that your family experiences because he has someone strong enough to endure the hardships.
d. Encourage Them to Transmute the Negative Thoughts into Positive Actions
Normally, your child would be negatively receiving on his end. He would either get mad, frustrated or be thinking of hopelessness. So, as a parent be proactive. Make him trust the process. Do more physical activities that could help him stimulate the function of the brain.
In that case, Flexispot Sit2Go 2in1 Fitness Chair is there to assist your child. This is a great way for him to let go of the stress but cycling on the pedal. Through this, he may be more active and stronger. As reported in studies, once a person becomes physically active, he starts to let himself mentally and emotionally strong because of the positive hormones such as the endorphins.
Hence, encourage him to start having an active lifestyle and gradually increasing the days that he exercises. In the long run, your child would start to feel stronger and could accept things as they should be. With the help of an active lifestyle, he would be able to face the hurdles no matter how dire these could get.
In times of uncertainty, your love as a parent would always prevail. Your selfless love would alleviate the fear of your child. And with the help of the most trusted brand that cares for the ergonomic protection of people, you would never go wrong in choosing Flexispot. So, with all these combined, nothing would be dire and difficult to overcome even the deadliest strain of Covid19.