March 20, 2020
With children home from school, they may be exposed to a stream of frightening headlines about COVID-19. They also may be confused or disappointed about postponing a variety of activities, vacations and special occasions.
Parents worry about children becoming anxious or depressed during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help children cope, there are positive steps—parents along with grandparents, aunts and uncles, and babysitters—can take.
With the goal of promoting a positive attitude and outlook for children, try implementing these six guidelines in ways that fit your family’s style:
There is no denying that these are troubling times. Remember that we are all in this together and there are brighter days ahead.
Understanding culture is vital for healthcare professionals and their patients. In her book, Are You Culturally Competent? Elisa P. Bell, M.D. bridges cultural gaps to improve healthcare outcomes.
By Elisa P. Bell, M.D.
Board certified physician in both adult and child/adolescent psychiatry