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

By Dr. Tiffany Torigoe-Lai, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s 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 … continue reading


What to expect at your CHOC telehealth appointment

Telehealth appointments are virtual visits with a CHOC provider conducted through a smart phone, tablet or computer. Your child’s visit can take place at home or in any private location with internet access. To schedule a visit with your CHOC pediatrician, call your primary care office. To see a CHOC specialist, call CHOC’s Patient Access … continue reading


5 ways to protect children from window falls at home

The combination of warming weather and children spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic prompts an important reminder for parents to protect kids from window falls. In March and April 2020, the CHOC Children’s Trauma Center treated eight patients injured after falling from windows. By comparison, clinicians there treated three patients for … continue reading


Recipes to make with kids during quarantine

By Kristin Cheng, registered dietitian at CHOC Children’s Current shelter-in-place orders have changed so much about our day-to-day lives, including how we navigate cooking. Many families are eating at home more often, making shorter grocery trips, and finding more creative ways to utilize limited ingredients. This extra time with kids at home can serve as … continue reading


Tips for parents of teens struggling with stay-at-home orders

By Scott Ryan, mental health therapist, Intensive Outpatient Program at CHOC Children’s Many teens are complying with stay at home orders and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many of us have also heard stories about teens who were seen hanging out with friends in large groups, celebrating birthday parties in person, as well … continue reading


Tips for minimizing trips to the grocery store during COVID-19

By Caitlyn Truty, registered dietitian at CHOC Children’s Now more than ever, it is important to keep your family nourished and healthy. For your safety and the safety of those around you during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is also crucial to minimize your time spent grocery shopping and reduce the frequency of your grocery runs. … continue reading

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