04/24/20

Cómo hablar con los niños sobre la decepción durante COVID-19

Por la Dra. Mery Taylor, psicóloga pediátrica en CHOC Children’s  Con las escuelas cerradas y la práctica del distanciamiento social en vigencia, es ciertamente comprensible que los niños se sientan decepcionados en este momento por perderse las fiestas de cumpleaños, las excursiones o las vacaciones que habían estado esperando.  Si su hijo o adolescente se … continue reading

04/24/20

How cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) can help reduce COVID-19 stress

By Dr. Sabrina A. Stutz, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s As the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and stay-at-home orders continue, many parents may notice changes in their own— or their child’s — mood, health habits, motivation and relationship with others. It can be stressful adjusting to this new experience and tolerating the uncertainty of this time. … continue reading

04/23/20

A psychologist’s tips for self-care

By Dr. Micaela Thordarson, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s Self-care is the critical maintenance we need to be able to keep functioning. Sometimes self-care is compared to the way we care for our cars. Often, self-care is talked about as the equivalent to getting your car detailed or putting on a special coat of wax … continue reading

04/21/20

From hotline to surgery – How CHOC guided a family through an emergency during COVID-19

As the parent of a child with gastrointestinal issues, Kris wasn’t immediately concerned when her son Nolan complained of a stomachache while they were watching TV together. When his pain quickly got worse and Nolan started to vomit, Kris knew it was time to call CHOC. “With COVID-19 going on, I didn’t know if the … continue reading

04/16/20

Keeping children safe in and around cars during COVID-19

Under COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, children are spending more time at home and playing outdoors, increasing their potential access to unlocked cars. Parents who are worried about bringing children into stores or pharmacies might also consider allowing them to wait in the car. Both these scenarios put children at risk of heatstroke, which can happen when … continue reading

04/16/20

Tips for deciding where to go for care during COVID-19

At CHOC Children’s, we know you want to give your child the very best care every day, especially during these uncertain times. Kids are kids, even during a pandemic. They catch colds, break bones, need vaccinations and have asthma attacks. If your child is ill, injured, due for a vaccination, experiencing a mental health issue … continue reading

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