Social Distancing With Kids

March 26, 2020 11:45 AM

How to handle your children’s new routine during this global pandemic.

 

Editor’s note: Information on the COVID-19 crisis is constantly changing, along with research being done by investigators everywhere. For the latest numbers and updates on this global pandemic, keep checking the CDC’s website. For the most updated information from Michigan Medicine about the outbreak, visit the hospital's Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage. For the full list of COVID-19 related articles from the Michigan Health and Health Lab, visit our COVID-19 coverage page.

Caring for children during the COVID-19 outbreak can mean more than just practicing good hygiene. When social distancing is a must, establishing routines, behavior management and information on how to schedule your day can help provide some structure in a time of uncertainty.

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During a Michigan Medicine Facebook live Q&A, developmental behavioral pediatrician, Jenny Radesky, M.D., offers guidance to parents navigating through this unexpected new norm.

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