Sudden changes in routine, as well as being home all the time can be hard for children.

Common Changes To Watch Out For

    Excessive worry or sadness

    Unhealthy eating habits

    Unhealthy sleeping habits

    Difficulty with attention and concentration

Signs Of Stress

    Excessive worry or sadness

    Unhealthy sleeping or eating habits

    Difficulty with attention and concentration

Help Your Child Cope With Stress

    Watch for signs of stress or behaviour changes

    Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way. 

Keep Children Healthy

    Teach and reinforce everyday preventive actions

    Parents and caretakers play an important role in teaching children to wash their hands. Explain that hand washing can keep them healthy and stop the virus from spreading to others.

    Be a good role model—if you wash your hands often, they’re more likely to do the same.

Watch Your Child For Any Signs Of Covid-19 Illness

    Being sick with COVID-19 would be a little bit like having the flu. 

    People can get a fever, cough, or have a hard time taking deep breaths. 

    Most people who have gotten COVID-19 have not gotten very sick. 

Help Your Child Stay Active

    Encourage your child to play outdoors—it’s great for physical and mental health. Take a walk with your child or go on a bike ride.

    Use indoor activity breaks (like stretch breaks or dance breaks) throughout the day to help your child stay healthy and focused.

Help Your Child Stay Socially Connected

    Reach out to friends and family via phone or video chats.

    Write cards or letters to family members they may not be able to visit.