- Honest conversations with your kids about the situation and what you parents do to keep them safe is a key to stress management;
- Parents should maintain routine as much as possible;
- Pay special attention to social media exposure and misinformation. Choose trusted sources;
- Take the time to teach good preventive habits: handwashing techniques, washing surfaces regularly, cough or sneeze in the elbow and avoid touching the face.
See the original article for a poster imaging actions to prevent COVID-19’s transmission.
JAMA Pediatrics Patient Page is a public service of JAMA Pediatrics giving useful information for patients. Their goal here was to help families deal with children at home during the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak.
Thompson LA, Rasmussen SA. (March 13, 2020). What Does the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Mean for Families? JAMA Pediatr. Published online. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.0828