04/28/20

9 ways to protect immunocompromised children from COVID-19

We know how frightening the COVID-19 pandemic may be for parents – especially parents of immunocompromised children. At this time, the full impact of COVID-19 on children, especially those with compromised immune systems, is unknown. However, limited information so far shows that most healthy children with the virus have done well. Here are some recommendations … continue reading

04/24/20

Consejos para decidir a donde acudir y ser atendido durante el COVID-19

En CHOC Children’s sabemos que usted desea brindar a su hijo el mejor cuidado cada día, especialmente durante estos tiempos inciertos. Los niños son niños aún durante una pandemia. Ellos se enferman con resfríos, se fracturan los huesos, necesitan vacunas y tienen ataques de asma. Si su hijo está enfermo, lesionado, necesita vacunarse, tiene problemas … continue reading

04/24/20

Cómo hablar con los niños sobre la decepción durante COVID-19

Por la Dra. Mery Taylor, psicóloga pediátrica en CHOC Children’s  Con las escuelas cerradas y la práctica del distanciamiento social en vigencia, es ciertamente comprensible que los niños se sientan decepcionados en este momento por perderse las fiestas de cumpleaños, las excursiones o las vacaciones que habían estado esperando.  Si su hijo o adolescente se … continue reading

04/24/20

How cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) can help reduce COVID-19 stress

By Dr. Sabrina A. Stutz, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s As the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and stay-at-home orders continue, many parents may notice changes in their own— or their child’s — mood, health habits, motivation and relationship with others. It can be stressful adjusting to this new experience and tolerating the uncertainty of this time. … continue reading

04/23/20

A psychologist’s tips for self-care

By Dr. Micaela Thordarson, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s Self-care is the critical maintenance we need to be able to keep functioning. Sometimes self-care is compared to the way we care for our cars. Often, self-care is talked about as the equivalent to getting your car detailed or putting on a special coat of wax … continue reading

04/21/20

From hotline to surgery – How CHOC guided a family through an emergency during COVID-19

As the parent of a child with gastrointestinal issues, Kris wasn’t immediately concerned when her son Nolan complained of a stomachache while they were watching TV together. When his pain quickly got worse and Nolan started to vomit, Kris knew it was time to call CHOC. “With COVID-19 going on, I didn’t know if the … continue reading

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