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Autumn asthenia also affects children. The keys to overcome it

Autumn asthenia also affects children. The keys to overcome it


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Summer is ending and with it the holidays, the good weather, the long sunny days ... Everything seems a little more melancholic during the fall, right? I don't know if it's the back-to-school hangover or the prospect that we still have a whole year ahead of us before the next dip at the beach, but the truth is that in the fall I feel a little more subdued. Y autumnal asthenia also affects children, who are more tired than usual.

You may have heard of spring asthenia, but some experts also talk about fall asthenia. It is a transitory state of mind that makes us feel sadder and without energy during the beginning of this season. But how does autumn affect children?

Children, like older people, are very susceptible to alterations in routines and to weather changes. Hence autumn and their asthenia can cause symptoms such as insomnia, sadness, decay, apathy, loss of appetite, irritability, tiredness, etc.

Almost overnight, children have to go from the quiet of summer, to the bustle of the beginning of the school year and extracurricular activities. Like us, the little ones also get distressed when their schedule is full of plans, at least until they get into the rhythm of the day to day. Furthermore, the days are shorter, there is less light and bad weather prevents us from doing some of the fun plans that we have become used to.

As a consequence, they are sadder and more tired; almost as if they played with less desire. This almost melancholic state in which some children plunge into during the fall causes them to lack concentration. Hence autumnal asthenia can cause a drop in school performance.

Fall asthenia does not affect all children and is not something we should be overly concerned about. It usually lasts between one and two weeks but, in case the child does not return to normal in this time, it is advisable to go to the pediatrician to rule out that there is no type of medical problem.

Although parents are also a little apathetic during these days, we can help our son to regain all his energy.

1. Respect sleep schedules
Now more than ever, you must respect the child's sleep schedules. Only if you get a good night's rest will you be able to face the day with more strength and courage. The child needs to sleep a minimum of 9 hours a day, although this figure varies according to his age.

2. Offer him a diet that gives him a lot of energy
Faced with the lack of energy, you cannot miss a very complete and varied diet. Make sure that the intake of carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins is sufficient, because it is these nutrients that will provide all the vitality that they lack during these days. You cannot neglect the intake of liquids, both water and natural juices.

3. Monitor your health
In the fall, everyone starts talking about flu, colds, tonsillitis ... Watch your child's health to rule out that he has contracted or developed some type of disease that keeps him weaker than necessary. At the first symptoms, go to the pediatrician.

4. Be more patient with him
One of the effects of fall asthenia is irritability, so you may need to be a little more patient with your child than usual. He remembers that he is still learning to manage his emotions, and the feeling of not being able to manage the fall apathy generates frustration and a bad mood.

5. Do physical exercise
Suggest that your child do some kind of physical exercise, preferably outdoors. You can enroll him in classes or workshops to practice sports or simply take him to the park. In this way, the child will release dopamine and endorphins, hormones directly related to happiness.

6. Fill the house with motivational phrases
The best way to combat low spirits is with a little positivity. A good tool to motivate a downcast child is to place positive phrases within reach. "You can handle everything", "What I like most in the world is to see you smile", "You are worth a lot" ... You can write these types of phrases on sticky notes and place them on the wall of your room, on the door of your house , in your food ... This is a great way to boost your self-esteem and spread some joy.

7. Prepare quality family moments
Incorporate into your routine moments when you can enjoy each other. For example, save two hours a week to do a craft together, prepare cookies as a family, go on a special excursion ... These little moments will fill your child with happiness, but also you.

If you follow these tips, there will be no autumnal asthenia to resist you!

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