Home Safety Tips for the Whole Family

Most injuries for kids up to five years old occur in or around the home because that is where they spend the most time learning and growing. Keep in mind these home safety tips to protect kids of all ages in your home. Download this home safety checklist to help make your child’s home safer. … continue reading


What is social distancing?

To slow the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), health officials have urged the public to practice social distancing. The Centers for Disease Control defines social distancing as avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible. The CDC also recommends remaining out of congregate settings or crowded public places … continue reading


How to talk to kids about disappointment during COVID-19

By Dr. Mery Taylor, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s With schools closed and the practice of social distancing in effect, it is certainly understandable for children to feel disappointed right now about missing out on birthday parties, field trips or holidays they had been looking forward to. If your child or teen feels disappointed right … continue reading


Establishing structure and routine for kids during COVID-19

By Dr. Cindy S. Kim, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s During a time of crisis when so many things are unknown, creating a routine helps children in several ways. Creating a routine for kids during COVID-19 can provide structure and predictability during times of uncertainty. Structure also promotes reassurance and a sense of safety. Routines … continue reading


What to expect at CHOC outpatient offices during COVID-19

As CHOC Children’s and other healthcare facilities adapt to the fluid environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and national, state and local recommendations and guidelines changing frequently, you may notice some changes the next time you visit the doctor’s office. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we adjust our practices to ensure a safe … continue reading


20-second songs to sing while you wash your hands

How long do you have to wash your hands? At least 20 seconds each time. This equates to the time it takes to sing “Happy birthday” twice. But if you’re looking for a refresh on your hand-washing set let,  Kevin Budd, a CHOC Children’s music therapist, has compiled this list of 20-second snippets of your … continue reading

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