2. Changes in Appetite
Changes to appetite whether there is an increase or decrease–are common signs of stress.5 If you notice this in your child as they remain on a home-schooling/online learning schedule, it could be due to related stress. When the body is under stress, stress hormones are released which could affect the digestive system, resulting in change of appetite.
3. Worrying and Anxiety
Does your previously carefree child seem to worry about everything all of a sudden? It could be a result of the new normal education system that involves screens and staying at home away from friends and family. Children often display anxiety and worry when things seem out of their control – which is exactly the predicament the pandemic places them in.
Humans often resort to strong emotions like anger when they feel insecure, stressed, are confronted with change, or think that they have lost control. If your child is throwing tantrums frequently, or overreacts to minor issues, it might be a sign of home-schooling stress.
5. Lack of Interest or Withdrawal
You may have noticed a lack of interest or refusal to participate in online learning activities – even the interactive ones – in your child. This could be due to home-schooling burnout and stress.