Watch this short video for 8 ways you can help children manage stress caused by the pandemic:
Dealing with the fear, uncertainty and changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic not only causes stress and anxiety in adults. Kids feel the effects of their changing world as well and may also be stressed or worried. This video includes a few things you can do as a parent to help reduce stress in your children.
- Try to maintain a regular routine
- Include daily:
- Healthy meals
- Free time
- Plan age-appropriate activities
- Encourage time outside
- Connect with family and friends
- Limit exposure to media
- Listen to worries and concerns
- Assure you will get through this together
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Date Last Reviewed: May 12, 2020
Editorial Review: Andrea Cohen, Editorial Director, Baldwin Publishing, Inc. Contact Editor
Medical Review: Perry Pitkow, MD