i am just a kitten and we’re only on unit two of developmental psych, but it seems odd to me that people are making such a big deal out of this.
these are textbook reactions for post traumatic stress.
jeez guys, are you sure this was a good idea?
"if it saves even one life, it will be worth it"
I've heard this so many times since the lunacy began. It's become a joke between me and my husband. We'll say something crazy like, maybe we shouldn't let the kids play in the rain because maybe they would get chilled and then get pneumonia and die and then say "well, if it saves one life..." Then roll ours eyes and kick the little buggers outside for the strengthening of their immune systems.
Lunacy. We played the game for about a month or two last year and then went back to life as norma (as much as we could here in AZ) Youngest son missed swim practice for one whole week; overall stayed physically and emotionally fit. My 19 yr old daughter lifeguarded a ritzy bday party couple weeks ago and had little kids following her around anxiously bc they didn't know how to interact normally and without fear anymore. Seems like the higher socioeconomic status, the more loony-toon. Poor kids :(
This makes me glad that we still made a point to have playdates with three other families consistently throughout the pandemic.
Created a generation of agoraphobics. So sad and so avoidable.
international child abuse w/o a war going on.....
Well, this was expected. Create and promote fear 24/7 and people will fear even their own shadows. Long-term consequences are going to be huge.
This breaks my heart.
Parents have failed their children by failing to be adults.
Adults suffer from the same dynamic, many being collectivists who especially need group interaction for sound mental health. These are the people who support national collectivism, which isn't really collectivism, but a method spreading the misery.
Enforcing policies, both as apparatchiks and parents, that directly lead to PTSD and other disorders is tantamount to child abuse. Young children are not "resilient." They are vulnerable and need a lot of things (like, say, playing with friends) to develop into happy functional adults.