Forced stay at home is stressful for both adults and children, so parents should allow them to do what they want, and also try to maintain a positive atmosphere at home, psychologist, director of the Institute of Developmental Physiology of the Russian Academy of Education Maryana Bezrukikh told the VZGLYAD newspaper.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin extended the self-isolation regime in the city until May 31 inclusive. Also, since May 12, measures to combat coronavirus infection in the capital are being strengthened - all citizens will be required to wear gloves and masks in public places.
“The most difficult problem right now is stress, which is a natural result of a long daily stay at home in self-isolation. This happens even in the most prosperous home environment. In this situation, parents need to try to stay calm, try to be neutral so that children cannot catch this negative mood,”says Bezrukikh.
It is worth making every effort to ensure that a certain regime is observed in the house, a positive atmosphere reigns, the psychologist continues, so that the children move more. She also notes that part of the tension in the house will subside after May 15, when the schoolchildren will end the school year and there will be no more stress associated with organizing online learning, homework - children will finally be able to relax.
“It is worth keeping more positive in the family, a hobby also always helps to distract, but parents definitely should not demand from the child what he actively refuses - it is better to try to come up with something else for him. Let the child do what he has the strength to do and what he likes. That is, to give him some freedom, otherwise an emotional breakdown is inevitable,”explains Bezrukikh.
Earlier, psychologist Arina Lipkina suggested that the forced stay of Russians in self-isolation at home due to the situation with a new type of coronavirus would change the social behavior of citizens, since the ban on leaving the house is stress for the body and psyche.