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.  

  • 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):

     CNN/Sesame Street Coronavirus Town Hall

     Coronavirus Explained!

     Coronavirus -- Explained for Children

     How to see Germs Spread  

  • 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:

     Cosmic Kids Yoga

     Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Kids

     I am Peace, A Book of Mindfulness

     Train Your Mind w/LeBron James (free sample)**            

          **This recommendation came to us from a 10y old      

             patient!

     Breathe Bubble

     Rainbow Breath

     Stop, Breathe & Think Kids (free app for kids 5-10y) in    

         Apple App Store

     Stop, Breathe & Think (free app for older kids) in Apple

        App Store

     

  • Some books help kids recognize feelings they may be having and be more open to talking about them.  These are read on YouTube:

     Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival

     Jack's Worry by Sam Zuppardi   

     Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes

     In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek

  • COVID mental health resources (specific to Massachusetts)