07/15/20

Face coverings during COVID-19: Answers to common questions

Social distancing and proper hand-washing are critical ways to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19. Cloth face coverings are an additional step to slow the spread of COVID-19. Get answers to your frequently asked questions in this Q&A with CHOC Children’s infectious disease experts. Do I have to wear a face covering in public? … continue reading

07/15/20

Monitoring your child’s news and social media intake during COVID-19

By Dr. Chris Min, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s and Luiza Mali, predoctoral intern at CHOC Children’s Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have experienced a thirst for answers and information — especially to help guide our behavior and try to put our worries at ease. Due to social isolation, many of us have looked … continue reading

07/14/20

Coronavirus: What parents should know

We know how frightening it may be for parents to hear news reports about the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Get answers to your frequently asked questions – and some peace of mind – in this Q & A with CHOC Children’s infectious disease experts. What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is a disease caused by a novel … continue reading

07/09/20

Tips for making the most of your first mental health telehealth appointment

By Dr. Sabrina Stutz, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s Mental health services don’t always need to be carried out in person. Services can be delivered via a smartphone, tablet or computer. You and your child can engage in mental health services for telehealth from any private location with internet access. If you are new to … continue reading

07/09/20

Tips for parenting a child who is depressed

We understand that in these very difficult times, children and teens can struggle with feelings of depression. If you are a parent who is concerned about your child or one of their friends, here are tips for starting the conversation. This guide on common sayings to avoid, and what to say instead, can help as … continue reading

07/09/20

Depression: Say this, not that

Talking to someone with depression can seem like you are walking on eggshells. Although you may have the best of intentions, the words you use may not express exactly what you mean. Here are some common statements to avoid and some tips on what to say instead. You can also learn how to start a … continue reading

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