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April 15, 2020 | Danielle R. Busby, PhD

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Are you a caregiver to an adolescent experiencing a range of moods in the midst of COVID-19? If so, you are not alone.

Adolescence is a time of physical, emotional and hormonal changes. Adolescents seek independence and desire to spend more time with peers. Due to COVID-19, your adolescent may feel sad, scared, disappointed or worried. In fact, sudden changes to daily routines and limited connection with peers may contribute to rapid and intense mood shifts. Strategies for how to help adolescents...

April 14, 2020 | Binal S. Kancherla, MD

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As we all continue in a new world of working from home and home schooling for the foreseeable future, there are many people struggling to balance all of these competing responsibilities. Recently, we’ve noticed an uptick in parents seeking advice regarding their children’s sleep and problems with sleep during this challenging time. Your children’s health and wellbeing remains a priority for all pediatric care providers, so we’re addressing the most common pediatric sleep related questions that may arise...

April 10, 2020 | Cari Thiede, Clinical Pediatric Dietitian

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Many in our community and across the nation are currently contending with school closures, lost income, limited access to grocery stores due to self-distancing measures and/or illness, and reduced supply of foods that fall within budget or dietary constraints.  All of these factors can make it increasingly challenging to provide our families with enough food. At Texas Children’s Hospital, we understand the vital importance nutrition plays in supporting the health and well-being of our patients and want to...

April 09, 2020 | Angela Bachim, MD, FAAP, Cary Cain, PhD, MPH, RN

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These are stressful times. It can be overwhelming to be at home 24/7 homeschooling your kids and working from home while keeping up with your household and trying to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19.  

It is normal to be stressed out right now. Many also have uncertainty about their income and how to stretch things to make ends meet.

For your children, it is normal for changes in usual routines to cause behavior challenges.  The combination of stress from...

April 08, 2020 | Audrey McKim, Child Life Activity Coordinator

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I am writing this on the eve of my daughter Maddie’s 11th birthday. In the morning she will get a few presents, we will go on a walk and do a scavenger hunt. Maddie’s three neighborhood friends who would have been over for a slumber party will instead drive by and wave out of their car window to wish her happy birthday. In the evening, we will choose one of our favorite Disney movies, make a popcorn bar and her daddy will tear pretend tickets made by my seven-year-old. This is our new normal.

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