Young children and psychological distress

Solanki, Pinki (2020) Young children and psychological distress. Learning Curve (8). pp. 75-78. ISSN 2582-1644

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Sitting away from my clients (children and adults) and watching them on the screen talk about the way they are coping with the pandemic, I have been witnessing a lot of anxiety each one is dealing with. It is hard to say who is more affected, difficult to identify the depth of breakdown of internal coping for each one and decide the severity of the impact of the dilution of physical boundaries on each member of the family. The focus here is on the impact of these increased anxieties on the very young (children in the primary years of schooling) as unlike adolescents and adults, their dependence on family systems for attending to their emotional and learning needs are much higher. While one is categorising families and children's experiences based on reporting, it is important to highlight that there is a significant role that the segregation of home and school boundaries play as both spaces offer differing boundary settings and containment experiences that complement a child's holistic growth. The dilution of physical boundaries and classrooms moving into personal spaces has taken away the advantages of these two separate spaces for the child.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Solanki, Pinki
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, School and Society
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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