The past year has been hard on all of us, but it’s been particularly tough on children, which is why a lot of parents are growing concerned about their kids’ mental health.
A new survey finds:
- 93% of parents say that as the pandemic continues they are becoming more and more concerned about their child’s mental health.
- 71% say they are more concerned than they’ve ever been before.
- Some of parents' biggest concerns include:
- Struggling to turn in assignments on time (42%)
- No longer showing interest in classes they used to enjoy (40%)
- Lack of social interaction with peers (35%)
- Lack of social interaction with friends (32%)
- Loneliness (28%)
- No longer showing interest in hobbies (27%)
- Decrease in mental stimulation due to remote learning (27%)
- Increased anxiety (16%)
- Burnout / exhaustion (14%)
- Falling behind in school (10%)
- Of those worried about their kids' mental health, 66% would like to talk to them about it, but don’t know how.
- And it’s gotten so bad, 56% of parents actually think their kids are showing signs of depression.