Parenting During COVID-19: Children
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The volume of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on the internet and elsewhere is fueling doubts and scaring parents.
Expanding boosters to kids in this age group has many parents asking questions. Amy Edwards, MD, pediatric infectious disease specialist at University Hospitals Rainbow & Children's, helps answer them.
The U.S. surgeon general recently sounded an alarm about a mental health crisis gripping the nation’s children and adolescents. Symptoms of depression and anxiety have spiked, as have emergency room visits for mental health issues.
Last year, traditional celebrations were discouraged and people were advised to put out bowls of candy to avoid contact. That isn’t necessary for most people this year. Here’s why.
The fast-spreading COVID-19 mutation known as the Delta variant has gained a foothold in the United States. The new variant renews concerns about how to keep children safe, especially with another school year around the corner.
When the time comes for your child to get vaccinated, you can take steps to make the experience less stressful for your child. Here are some simple ways that you can support your child before, during and after shots at the pediatrician’s office.
Medical researchers are just beginning to understand the long-term effects of COVID-19. Evidence is showing that even people with mild symptoms of COVID-19 may suffer health problems for weeks or months afterward.
One thing we can agree on: The vast majority of parents really want to do what is best for their child. But what is best? Who picks what is best? These can be difficult questions to answer.