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April 09, 2020

How To Care For Your Kids’ Mental Health During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Source: Huffpost.com | Repost Fight for Life Foundation 4/9/2020 –

It’s no secret that traumatic events and disrupted routines can impact children’s mental health. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are wondering how this period of isolation and uncertainty will affect their kids.

Fortunately, there are many ways parents and caregivers can ease the emotional blow of this difficult experience.

“During periods of uncertainty and change, what our children need most from us is to feel safe, loved and protected,” said Genevieve von Lob, a psychologist and author of “Happy Parent, Happy Child.”

HuffPost spoke to von Lob and other experts to find out what parents can do to care for their children’s mental health during this time of social distancing. Keep scrolling for 14 ways to provide a sense of comfort, safety, protection and support.

Establish Routines

“Consistency and structure are very calming during times of uncertainty and stress,” said von Lob. “So set up a schedule which works for you and your family, ensuring you have regular mealtimes and a consistent wake-up and bedtime.”

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