Coping with COVID-19-related stress
During this challenging time, children and parents may be feeling a lot of stress. This can be caused by changes to your daily routine, worries about your health and well-being, and worries about the health of family members.
It’s important to:
- Stick to a daily schedule
- Eat nutritious meals
- Get exercise in your home or yard (while still physically distancing from neighbors)
- Sleep well
Make time to connect with friends over the phone, through social media, or using a video platform
The New York Health Department also offers an evidence-based collection of guided meditations and workouts, some geared to children, to help manage stress and anxiety.