05/18/20

How to help kids that are afraid of masks due to COVID-19

By Dr. Marni Nagel, pediatric psychologist at CHOC It is normal for children to have fears. Some kids are afraid of the dark, some are afraid of monsters and others are afraid of masks. We are experiencing an unprecedented time, full of uncertainty, which can make previous fears even stronger or bring on new ones. … continue reading

05/18/20

Is it OK to skip your child’s checkup if they’re healthy?

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05/14/20

I’m a pediatric dentist. Here’s what I want parents to know about dental care during COVID-19.

By Dr. Richard Mungo, chair of pediatric dentistry at CHOC At CHOC, 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 may trip playing hopscotch and crack a tooth or cause harm to the soft tissues of the … continue reading

05/13/20

How to help your teen cope with COVID-19 cancellations

By Dr. Mery Taylor, pediatric psychologist at CHOC To high school seniors, schools being closed doesn’t equal a vacation – to them, this is time they won’t get back with their friends.  It’s normal for teens to feel anxious during this period of their lives, as they close one chapter and begin another. However, teens may … continue reading

05/12/20

Nueve maneras de proteger contra la COVID-19 a niños con un sistema inmune comprometido

Sabemos lo espantoso que puede ser para los padres la pandemia de la COVID-19, especialmente aquellos con hijos considerados inmune debilitados. En estos momentos se desconoce el impacto pleno de COVID-19 en los niños, especialmente aquellos con un sistema inmune debilitado.  Sin embargo, la información, aun cuando limitada hasta ahora, muestra que la mayoría de … continue reading

05/12/20

How to help children who miss their friends amid COVID-19

By Dr. Tiffany Torigoe-Lai, pediatric psychologist at CHOC As parents, many of us are coping with the loss of something within our daily lives because of COVID-19, whether it is the loss of a vacation, watching the opening baseball game of the season, or the loss of a job. Children and adolescents are also coping … continue reading

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