This new school year is going to look very different. Experts from Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital want to help set kids and parents up for success with tips on wearing masks, helping adjust back into a routine, vaccinations and COVID-19 safety.
Getting Kids Comfortable With Masks
Kids across Connecticut may be used to seeing masks in grocery stores, restaurants or pharmacies. But the new school year could bring a new challenge – wearing a mask for an extended period of time. According to experts at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, parents can help their children now, in the weeks before they head back to class.
The Importance of Vaccination Schedules for Children
The start of the new school year is a great time for parents to make sure their child is up to date with all of their scheduled vaccinations. Many schools require them in order for kids to come to class.
Helping Children Develop Healthy Sleeping Habits
It’s normal for kids to sleep in during their summer break. When COVID-19 forced families to learn from home, many students shifted their sleep schedules significantly.
Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Children
Normal back to school jitters pale in comparison to the anxiety families are facing over COVID-19. Without concrete plans in place for many districts, kids are fearing the unknown.
Recognizing COVID-19 Symptoms in Children
After spending months at home, kids may be exposed to new people and germs whenever they head back to school. It’s important for parents to remember that kids can catch COVID-19, get sick from it, and spread it to family members.