Challenge versus threat
We are amidst change. We unconsciously/ automatically evaluate if we have the resources to navigate the change. If we perceive that we do have the resources needed, we view change as a challenge. If we perceive that we do not have the resources, we view it as a threat.
Resources such as:
- access to teachers online. ability to receive instructions to assignments.
- Belief that parents can still pay the bills.
- Belief that they likely won’t get sick, and if they do, they will have great medical care.
- Belief they are not missing out on fun activities with friends (fear of missing out)