Tips For Kids Feeling Socially Anxious As We Emerge From The Pandemic
As more people are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, families are starting to emerge from over a year of isolation associated with the pandemic. During the COVID shut-downs, many people stayed
The Young & Healthy Podcast | Episode 1 COVID-19: Finding New Normal
In the first episode of the Cincinnati Children's Young & Healthy podcast, Dr. Josh Schaffzin, Dr. Monica Mitchell, and Dr. Mary Carol Burkhardt discuss the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on children and families.
Ask the Expert: The COVID-19 Vaccine and Kids
Children 16 years of age or older are now able to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Within the next couple of weeks, perhaps by early or mid-May, I think that eligibility will drop to 12 years of age and older.
Born With a Heart Defect: Q&A About The COVID-19 Vaccine
At last the coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine is here. In Ohio, Phase 1b includes vaccinations for those with preexisting medical conditions. What does that mean for people who have adult congenital
Teens: Is COVID Stressing You Out? Here’s Help
So, COVID-19 sucks, right? If you’ve noticed that you’ve felt anxious, fearful, worried or stressed more than normal…well, you’re not alone. Our entire world has changed because of COVID-19. It’s
Is Your Teen Stressed Because of COVID? Here’s Help
Teens have had a lot to deal with this year, from challenges of remote or blended learning to COVID-19 restrictions that have likely put a damper on their social life.
Home for the Holidays? Maybe Not During COVID-19
COVID-19 numbers are increasing at record numbers in much of the country and my fear is the infection rate will only get worse if people do not take proper precautions this holiday season.
Halloween During COVID-19: Advice from the Expert
As you’re thinking through your comfort level and making plans for Halloween, here are some of the most common question I’m getting and my answers.
Tips for Choosing Masks for Kids
As a parent, you might be wondering what to look for in a mask, where to look for it, and how the different masks compare.
COVID-19: Summer Ideas To Keep Kids Active & Engaged
This summer likely looks much different than what families had originally planned. While it’s important for kids to continue exercising their brains, they don't need to do it all at the kitchen table! Read for summer ideas to keep kids active and engaged.
Tips to Encourage Screen-Free Learning During COVID-19
As COVID-19 is persisting through the summer, families may be wondering how to continue screen-free learning at home. Read a pediatrician's suggestions to incorporate learning through everyday experiences.
COVID-19: What We Know About Antibody Tests
As we continue to learn more about COVID-19, many families are wondering if they’ve been exposed to it or have had the disease previously. Read what we know about antibody tests and what the results may mean.
COVID-19: Tips to Help Kids Wear Face Masks
Most of the time a new behavior needs to be developed at home before kids can do it successfully outside of the home. We can help kids get used to wearing face masks with preparation, repetition, and positive experiences. Read a child psychologist's suggestions for making that happen.
COVID-19: Kids Should Wear Face Masks, Too
As more shelter-in-place orders are relaxing, the CDC recommends that all people, including children, wear face masks outside of the home when it’s not possible to maintain six feet of distance from others. It may take a few tries to find the right fit for kids. Read some guidelines for the proper fit and wear.
COVID-19: What to Know About Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and Kawasaki Disease
The majority of kids who have been infected with COVID-19 have fully recovered and their symptoms tend to be more mild than what we’ve seen in adults. Unfortunately, a new illness called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, could be linked to COVID-19 and has parents very concerned.
COVID-19: I Took My Daughter to A Doctor’s Appointment
It's important to keep routine doctor's appointments, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. A mother explains her experience attending one with her daughter and the precautions that were taken to keep everyone safe.
The Importance of Well-Child Visits During COVID-19
We encourage families to schedule over-due and upcoming visits right away. Well-child visits are very important for ALL kids, especially those 24 months and younger, and our best advice is to keep those appointments.
COVID-19 & Kids: Identifying Mental Health Problems and Getting Help
A report finds that anti-anxiety, antidepressant and anti-insomnia prescriptions have increased across all age groups amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Symptoms for these mental health problems aren't always obvious in kids. A child psychologist helps parents identify the warning signs and offers some strategies to help.
What Parents Can Do When They’re Stressed During COVID-19
Even the most calm and collected parent can be feeling overwhelmed right now! Read a child psychologist's coping tools for parents who may be feeling stressed during COVID-19.