MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Kids can show sadness or worry in different ways. During the current pandemic, it is completely normal for children to show both of these emotions. If your child is showing new unwanted behaviors, they might be struggling with their feelings.
If you feel like your child needs help, don't hesitate to call us. We are conducting telemedicine appointments and are happy to help!
Education is power! Having a better understanding about COVID might give some kids comfort. Here are some explanations about coronavirus for kids (we suggest you watch first to see if this is appropriate for your child):
Daily relaxation or mindfulness exercises are a great way to start or end your day. They are healthy for kids AND adults. Try some of these:
**This recommendation came to us from a 10y old
Stop, Breathe & Think Kids (free app for kids 5-10y) in
Apple App Store
Stop, Breathe & Think (free app for older kids) in Apple
Some books help kids recognize feelings they may be having and be more open to talking about them. These are read on YouTube:
COVID mental health resources (specific to Massachusetts)