09/04/20

The link between COVID-19 and suicide: What parents should know

By Dr. Meredith Dennis, post-doctoral fellow at CHOC Children’s; and Alva Alvarez and Christopher Reeves, mental health social workers It is an understatement to say that living through the COVID-19 has been tough. For kids and teens already struggling with mental health issues like depression, their symptoms may have worsened with the added stress of … continue reading

09/02/20

Celebrate Labor Day safely: Prevent the spread of COVID-19

After months under stay-at-home orders, and summer coming to a close, families are eager to get out of the house, enjoy the warm weather, and connect with friends and loved ones. While this feeling of restlessness can make it tempting to loosen our adherence to COVID-19 precautions, now is the time to continue doing the … continue reading

08/26/20

Back to virtual school: 10 tips to help kids transition after summer break

By Dr. Sabrina Stutz, a pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s As summer break comes to an end, kids and parents alike are faced with an uncertain transition back to school. While many children are starting the school year in a distance learning model, no one knows for sure what kinds of changes might take place … continue reading

08/25/20

A pediatrician’s tips for promoting a safe return to sports during COVID-19

With some kids and teens returning to team sports after an extended break amid the COVID-19 pandemic, parents and pediatricians alike have safety top of mind. Taking care of your physical and mental well-being will lead to more achievement and fun on the field, says Dr. Matthew Kornswiet, a sports medicine pediatrician in CHOC Children’s … continue reading

08/25/20

Helping children adjust to life after COVID-19 stay at home orders

By Dr. Sheila Modir, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s As communities navigate through re-opening efforts after shelter-in-place orders, it’s natural for adults and children alike to have mixed emotions about what is to come. Children tend to echo the feelings of their parents or caregivers. They will look to the adults in their lives for … continue reading

08/18/20

7 ways to help kids cope with coronavirus (COVID-19) anxiety

If the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing anxiety, stress and uncertainty for grownups, consider how troubling it may be for children. Depending on their age and media exposure, children may know more about the virus than grownups think. And even if unaware, children still might sense tension and anxiety from adults around them. … continue reading

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