We are doing a show today about how kids cope when a parent loses a job and stays unemployed.
Psychologist David Paltin says that worries about money affect children in the short and long term.
Here are some signs that your kid is feeling stress:
Irritability and negative statements about life
Generally anxious questions about the future, about the safety of the family
Increased fighting and arguing with siblings and adults
Frequent physical complaints/calls from the school health office
Greater demands for parent attention/clinging and worries about separation
Spontaneous offers to help the family with finances
The appearance of tics, nervous habits, or nervous behaviors
Do you know a child who seems stressed by the economic downturn? Did you have a parent go through a period of long-term unemployment?
–Stephanie Curtis, social media host